inquest

An inquiry held by a coroner into a death of a person who appears to have died in suspicious circumstances

Inquest

An inquest is a judicial inquiry in common law jurisdictions, particularly one held to determine the cause of a person`s death. Conducted by a judge, jury, or government official, an inquest may or may not require an autopsy carried out by a coroner or medical examiner. Generally, inquests are only conducted when deaths are sudden or unexplained.....
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Inquest

• (n.) A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner`s jury. The grand jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand. • (n.) Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a corone...
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inquest

(in´kwest) a legal inquiry before a coroner or medical examiner, and usually a jury, into the manner of death.
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inquest

noun an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
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inquest

[Noun] A legal investigation into the cause of a sudden death.
Example: There was an inquest into the death of a teenager.
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Inquest

In'quest noun [ Middle English enqueste , Old French enqueste , French enquête , Late Latin inquesta , for inquisita , from Latin inquisitus , past participle of inquirere . See Inquire .] 1. Inquiry; quest; search. [ R.] Spenser....
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Inquest

A coroner or medical examiner's investigation or hearing into a suspicious death. A jury hearing may be held under some circumstances.
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Inquest

A judicial inquiry put forward by a county officer or judicial officer incases where there has been mysterious deaths or accidents and which has violence involved too.A jury may or may not be appointed and incase where jury is not appointed, it becomes the duty of the coroner (judicial officer).
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inquest

A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death. ... Origin: L. In, in, + quaero, pp. Quaesitus, to seek ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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inquest

a proceeding which usually is a limited non-jury trial for the purpose of fixing the amount of damages where the plaintiff or defendant alone introduces testimony.
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inquest

an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
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inquest

inquest 1. An official presentation of the results of an investigation in front of a jury into the facts of a case such as a sudden unexpected death. 2. An investigation of the facts of a situation, particularly one that had an undesired outcome.
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inquest

inquest, in law, a body of men appointed by law to inquire into certain matters. The term also refers to the inquiry itself as well as to the findings of the inquiry. The most usual form of inquest today is that conducted by the coroner to discover the cause of a death that was sudden, violent, or o...
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inquest

Inquiry held by a coroner into an unexplained death. At an inquest, a coroner is assisted by a jury of between 7 and 11 people. Evidence is on oath, and medical and other witnesses may be summoned. ...
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inquest

Inquiry held by a coroner into an unexplained death. At an inquest, a coroner is assisted by a jury of between 7 and 11 people. Evidence is on oath, and medical and other witnesses may be summoned
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inquest

judicial inquiry by a group of persons appointed by a court. The most common type is the inquest set up to investigate a death apparently occasioned ...
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Inquest

Obs. an investigation by Royal officials, usually into tax matters.
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inquest

Type: Term Pronunciation: in′kwest Definitions: 1. A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death.
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Inquest

When the cause of death remains in doubt the Coroner's Court holds an inquest
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inquest

[n] - an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
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