plural of auto-da-fe

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • autos-da-fé — au·tos da fé (ô tōz də fāʹ, ou tōz ) n. Plural of auto da fé. * * * …   Universalium

  • autos-da-fé — plural of auto da fé …   Useful english dictionary

  • Autos-de-fe — Auto de fe Au to de fe , n.; pl. {Autos de fe}. [Sp., act of faith.] Same as {Auto da f[ e]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Autos-da-f'e — auto da fe auto da fe, ||Auto da f e Au to da f[ e] , n.; pl. {Autos da f[ e]}. [Pg., act of the faith; auto act, fr. L. actus + da of the + f[ e] faith, fr. L. fides.] 1. A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auto-da-fé — /aw toh deuh fay /, n., pl. autos da fé. the public declaration of the judgment passed on persons tried in the courts of the the Spanish Inquisition, followed by the execution by the civil authorities of the sentences imposed, esp. the burning of …   Universalium

  • auto-da-fe — (n.) 1723, sentence passed by the Inquisition (pl. autos da fé), from Port. auto da fé judicial sentence or act of the faith, especially the public burning of a heretic, from L. actus de fide, lit. act of faith. Although the Spanish Inquisition… …   Etymology dictionary

  • auto-da-fé — [ôt΄ō də fā′, out′ō də fā′] n. pl. autos da fé [Port, lit., act of the faith < auto (< L actus, ACT1) + da, of the + fé ( < L fides, faith)] 1. the public ceremony in which the Inquisition pronounced judgment and passed sentence on those …   English World dictionary

  • auto-da-fé — noun (plural autos da fé) Etymology: Portuguese auto da fé, literally, act of the faith Date: 1723 the ceremony accompanying the pronouncement of judgment by the Inquisition and followed by the execution of sentence by the secular authorities; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Auto da Fe — (span., v. lat. Actus fidei, d.i. Glaubenshandlung), sonst in Spanien u. Portugal unter feierlicher Procession vollzogene Bestrafung der von der Inquisition verurtheilten Ketzer. Man hielt sie gewöhnlich an einem Sonntage zwischen Pfingsten u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • auto-da-fé — /ˌɔtoʊ da ˈfeɪ/ (say .awtoh dah fay) noun (plural autos da fé) the public declaration of the judgement passed on persons tried in the courts of the Spanish Inquisition, followed by execution of the sentences imposed, including burning (by civil… …   Australian English dictionary

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