Definition of Coroner

1. Noun. A public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes.

Exact synonyms: Medical Examiner
Generic synonyms: Investigator

Definition of Coroner

1. n. An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire, with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent, sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred.

Definition of Coroner

1. Noun. A public official who presides over an inquest into unnatural deaths. ¹

2. Noun. (Canada) A medical doctor who performs autopsies and determines time and cause of death from a scientific standpoint. ¹

3. Noun. The administrative head of a sheading. ¹

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Definition of Coroner

1. an officer who investigates questionable deaths [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coroner

1. An official whose duty it is to investigate sudden, suspicious, or violent death to determine the cause; in some communities, the office has been replaced by that of medical examiner. Origin: L. Corona, a crown (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Coroner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"The coroner inquires tf all ... before the coroner in roll ef the coroners, ... (hat A. who fat with the coroners, was not a coroner, and pl.6S. ..."

2. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"(N) The power of the old coroner is ipso facto extin- tinguished by the ... (N) The old coroner may controvert the truth of the suggestion upon which a writ ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"The coroner is chosen for life: but may be removed, either by being made sheriff, ... The office and power of a coroner are also, like those of the sheriff, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"By the Municipal Corporations Act, in any borough having a separate quarter-sessions the council may appoint a coroner; in other boroughs the coroner for ..."

5. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1890)
"may, if the court think it just, order the said coroner to pay such costs 50 4 51 VICT. of and incidental to the application as to the court may seem just, ..."

6. Careers for women by Catherine Filene (1920)
"A coroner is elected for three years. There are four coroners to each county. ... The law does not state that a coroner shall be a physician or layman. ..."

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