Christian Cyclopedia

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(from Lat. for “search, investigate, examine”). 1. In the early ch., examination of the faith and life of candidates for baptism; made on 7 days ending Ash Wednesday 2. In RCm, a mode of election (esp. of a pope by ballots of cardinals); also the examination of candidates for holy orders.

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