|LC control no.||sh 95001476
|See also||Sentences (Criminal procedure)
|Scope note||Here are entered works on the public ceremonies during which sentences upon those brought before the Inquisition were read.
|Found in||Work cat.: Maqueda Abreu, C. El auto da fe, 1992.
Britannica Micro, 11th ed. (Auto-da-fé; Portuguese meaning act of faith; in Spanish: Auto-de-fe; a public ceremony during which the sentences upon those brought before the Spanish Inquisition were read; the first took place at Seville in 1481 the last in Mexico in 1850; the ceremony usually comprised a lengthy procession, a solemn mass, an oath of obedience to the Inquisition, a sermon, and the reading of the sentence)
Web. 3 (Auto-da-fé; Auto-de-fe; the ceremony accompanying the pronouncement of judgement by the Inquisition and followed by the execution of sentence by the secular authorities)
American Heritage dict. (auto-da-fé, pl. autos-da-fé)
Random House dict. (auto-da-fé, pl. autos-da-fé)
Wiktionary, Oct. 7, 2009 (auto da fé [plural auto da fés or autos da fé])