Definition of Inquest

1. Noun. An inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death.

Generic synonyms: Enquiry, Inquiry



Definition of Inquest

1. n. Inquiry; quest; search.

Definition of Inquest

1. Noun. A formal investigation, often held before a jury, especially one into the cause of a death. ¹

2. Noun. The jury hearing such an enquiry, and the result of the enquiry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inquest

1. a legal inquiry [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inquest

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inquest

input routine
input signal
inputs
inputtable
inputted
inputter
inputters
inputting
inqilab
inqilabs
inquartation
inquere
inquered
inqueres
inquering
inquest (current term)
inquestionable
inquests
inquiet
inquietation
inquieted
inquieting
inquietness
inquiets
inquietude
inquietudes
inquiline
inquiline parasite
inquilines
inquinate

Literary usage of Inquest

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"Death in a pugilistic encounter was made the subject of an inquest in Rex v. ... A case.of death by apoplexy is not a proper one for an inquest, under Mansf ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Difference between customary witnesses and those of the inquest Domesday the result of a vast royal inquest officer in a local court through the oaths of ..."

3. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb (1908)
"There the Jurymen of the City of London, by a Citizen, 1824, p. 110). It was said in 1833 that the inquest might be composed of Freemen or non-Freemen ..."

4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1895)
"The instruction for this ' inquest of Sheriffs' we have: it is an early example of those articles of inquest by which as time goes on the whole machinery of ..."

5. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1854)
"GRAND inquest TO COUNCIL, 1784. To tho Honourable the Supreme Executive Council ... The Grand inquest for the City and County of Philadelphia, do represent, ..."

6. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1913)
"Down to that time the inquest (" enquête ") was only possible if the man arrested OH suspicion submitted to it of his own free will ; though an indirect and ..."

7. A History of Continental Criminal Procedure, with Special Reference to France by Adhémar Esmein, René Garraud, Carl Joseph Anton Mittermaier (1913)
"Down to that time the inquest (" enquete ") was only possible if the man arrested on suspicion submitted to it of his own free will; though an indirect and ..."

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