Princes of the Church and magistrates were present at these auto-da-fe.
The auto-da-fe was almost identical with the sermo generalis of the medieval inquisition.
Nono: the lingering flames of the auto-da-fe are reserved for the Marquis dOrsini!
Now, on this occasion, he deftly applied a Japanese blister, which burned as fiercely as an auto-da-fe of the year 1600.
Beside, sir, the mob like this Inquisition, and an auto-da-fe is even better sport to them than a bull-fight.
He had been unable to attend the auto-da-fe at which the heretics were committed to the flames.
It is Kropotkine especially who attributes immense importance to these auto-da-fe.
He must have seen the horizon of the future red with the flames of the auto-da-fe.
Indeed, there were not wanting many heretic-hating persons who affirmed that an auto-da-fe was got up expressly for the occasion.
Not that he is in danger of an auto-da-fe, but he is exposed to continued obloquy and persecution.
1723, "sentence passed by the Inquisition" (plural autos-da-fé), from Portuguese auto-da-fé "judicial sentence or act of the faith," especially the public burning of a heretic, from Latin actus de fide, literally "act of faith." Although the Spanish Inquisition is better-known today, there also was one in Portugal.