Inquest

  • 1 inquest — in·quest / in ˌkwest/ n [Anglo French enqueste, from Old French, ultimately from Latin inquirere to ask about, from in within, into + quaerere to seek] 1: a judicial or official inquiry or examination often before a jury a coroner s inquest… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Inquest — In quest, n. [OE. enqueste, OF. enqueste, F. enqu[^e]te, LL. inquesta, for inquisita, fr. L. inquisitus, p. p. of inquirere. See {Inquire}.] 1. Inquiry; quest; search. [R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] The laborious and vexatious inquest that the soul …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inquest — late 13c., an queste legal or judicial inquiry, from O.Fr. enqueste inquiry, from V.L. *inquaestia (Cf. It. inchiesta), from fem. pp. of V.L. *inquirere inquire (see INQUIRE (Cf. inquire)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 inquest — investigation, probe, inquiry, inquisition, research Analogous words: examination, inspection, scrutiny, audit (see under SCRUTINIZE): questioning, interrogation, catechizing, examining (see corresponding verbs at ASK) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 inquest — [n] investigation delving, examination, hearing, inquiry, inquisition, probe, probing, quest, research, trial; concepts 48,290,318 Ant. conclusion, findings …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 inquest — ► NOUN 1) a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident. 2) Brit. an inquiry by a coroner s court into the cause of a death. ORIGIN Old French enqueste, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere speak …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 inquest — [in′kwest΄] n. [ME enqueste < OFr < VL * inquaesita, fem. pp. of * inquaerere: see INQUIRE] 1. a judicial inquiry, as a coroner s investigation of a death 2. the jury or group holding such an inquiry 3. the verdict of such an inquiry …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 inquest — noun (esp. BrE) investigation into cause of death ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ fresh ▪ coroner s VERB + INQUEST ▪ conduct, hold …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 Inquest — For other uses, see Inquest (disambiguation). An inquest is a judicial investigation in common law jurisdictions, conducted by a judge, jury, or government official. The most common kind of inquest is an inquiry including a medical examination by …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 inquest — UK [ˈɪŋkwest] / US [ˈɪŋˌkwest] noun [countable] Word forms inquest : singular inquest plural inquests 1) an official attempt by a court to find the cause of someone s death inquest into: an inquest into the death of her husband hold an inquest:… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 inquest — n. 1) to conduct, hold an inquest 2) a coroner s; formal inquest 3) an inquest into * * * [ ɪnkwest] formal inquest hold aninquest a coroner s an inquest into to conduct …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 inquest — in|quest [ˈıŋkwest] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: enqueste, from Latin inquirere; INQUIRE] 1.) a legal process to find out the cause of someone s death inquest into ▪ The coroner will hold an inquest into the deaths. ▪ The inquest… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 inquest — in|quest [ ıŋ,kwest ] noun count 1. ) an official attempt by a court to find the cause of someone s death: inquest into: an inquest into the death of her husband hold an inquest: The inquest will be held next week. ─ compare AUTOPSY, POSTMORTEM 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 inquest — [[t]ɪ̱nkwest[/t]] inquests 1) N COUNT: oft N into n When an inquest is held, a public official hears evidence about someone s death in order to find out the cause. The inquest into their deaths opened yesterday in Enniskillen. 2) N COUNT: usu… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 inquest — The inquiry by a coroner or medical examiner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the manner of the death of any one who has been killed, or has died suddenly under unusual or suspicious circumstances, or by violence, or while in prison. A… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 inquest — The inquiry by a coroner or medical examiner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the manner of the death of any one who has been killed, or has died suddenly under unusual or suspicious circumstances, or by violence, or while in prison. A… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 inquest — /in kwest/, n. 1. a legal or judicial inquiry, usually before a jury, esp. an investigation made by a coroner into the cause of a death. 2. the body of people appointed to hold such an inquiry, esp. a coroner s jury. 3. the decision or finding… …

    Universalium

  • 18 inquest — in·quest || ɪnkwest n. formal legal investigation (especially seeking a cause of death); jury assembled to participate in an inquest; results of an inquest; research, investigation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 inquest — noun (C) 1 a legal process to find out the cause of someone s death: hold an inquest (into): An inquest will be held into the death of the actor, Tom Barnard. 2 an unofficial discussion about the reasons for someone s defeat or failure to do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 inquest —    Aha nīele.    ♦ Coroner s inquest, aha nīele kumu make.    ♦ Fire inquest, aha nīele pau ahi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary


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