Ryan’s Word 3/31: auto da fé

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Word of the Day | 2 comments

Today’s word is an odd one, auto da fé. It was the penance of the convicted during the Inquisition. In Spanish, it means act of faith.


  1. I know this phrase only because it’s in my favorite The Mars Volta song, “Televators.” Their vocab is off the hook!

    • Wow! I had never heard of The Mars Volta. That song is unreal. Link for the curious. Off to listen to some more of their stuff!

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