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in·quest

 (ĭn′kwĕst′)
n.
1. Law
a. An investigation conducted by a coroner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the cause of death of a person when the cause may be criminal.
b. A hearing conducted by a judge or magistrate to determine damages when a defendant has defaulted.
c. A judicial inquiry into a specified matter, such as a person's mental condition.
2. An investigation or inquiry: "In his inquest into the earliest days of Rome he had to confront the question of the relation between history and myth" (Robert Ackerman).

[Middle English enqueste, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *inquaesīta, thing inquired into, alteration of Latin inquīsīta, feminine past participle of inquīrere, to inquire into; see inquire.]

inquest

(ˈɪnˌkwɛst)
n
1. (Law) an inquiry into the cause of an unexplained, sudden, or violent death, or as to whether or not property constitutes treasure trove, held by a coroner, in certain cases with a jury
2. informal any inquiry or investigation
[C13: from Medieval Latin inquēsta, from Latin in-2 + quaesītus investigation, from quaerere to examine]

in•quest

(ˈɪn kwɛst)

n.
1. a legal or judicial inquiry, usu. before a jury, esp. one made by a coroner.
2. the body of people appointed to hold such an inquiry, esp. a coroner's jury.
3. the decision or finding based on such inquiry.
4. an investigation or examination.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French <*inquaerere, for Latin inquīrere; see inquire]

inquest

A judicial inquiry, especially one into the cause of a sudden or suspicious death.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inquest - an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
enquiry, inquiry - a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

inquest

noun inquiry, investigation, probe, inquisition The inquest into their deaths opened yesterday.

inquest

noun
A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something:
Translations
soudní vyšetřovánísoudní vyšetřování příčiny smrti
ligsyn
kuolinsyyntutkimus
istraga
réttarrannsókn
検死審問
심리
mirties priežasties tyrimas
izmeklēšana
súdne vyšetrovanie
undersökning
การสอบสวนสาเหตุที่เสียชีวิต
adlî soruşturmasoruşturma
cuộc điều tra chính thức

inquest

[ˈɪnkwest] N
1. (Jur) → investigación f, pesquisa f judicial; (by coroner) investigación llevada a cabo para averiguar las causas de una muerte violente o sospechosa
2. (fig) they held an inquest into or on their election defeatrealizaron un análisis en profundidad de su derrota electoral
he likes to hold an inquest on every gamele gusta discutir cada partido hasta la saciedad

inquest

[ˈɪnkwɛst] n
(into a death)enquête f (criminelle)
to hold an inquest into sb's death → mener une enquête sur la mort de qn
to open an inquest into sb's death → ouvrir une enquête sur la mort de qn
(fig) (into defeat, failure)enquête
Party chiefs held an inquest into the election disaster → Les dirigeants du parti ont mené une enquête sur le désastre électoral.

inquest

n (Jur: into death) → gerichtliche Untersuchung der Todesursache; (fig)Manöverkritik f

inquest

[ˈɪnkwɛst] n (Law) → inchiesta giudiziaria

inquest

(ˈinkwest) noun
a legal inquiry into a case of sudden and unexpected death.

inquest

إِسْتِجْوابٌ soudní vyšetřování příčiny smrti ligsyn gerichtliche Untersuchung der Todesursache ανάκριση indagación kuolinsyyntutkimus enquête istraga inchiesta 検死審問 심리 gerechtelijk onderzoek likskue śledztwo inquérito следствие undersökning การสอบสวนสาเหตุที่เสียชีวิต soruşturma cuộc điều tra chính thức 审讯

in·quest

n. encuesta, investigación oficial.
References in classic literature ?
But, as for me, I come to the inquest with other senses than they possess.
The icy slope, the turn mistaken at night and in liquor, accounted for much--practically, in the end and after the inquest and boundless chatter, for everything; but there had been matters in his life-- strange passages and perils, secret disorders, vices more than suspected-- that would have accounted for a good deal more.
As Smith's death had been so sudden, and no one was there to see it, there was an inquest held.
He conjectured that these were remains of the victims of the catastrophe of 1820, and a minute inquest, immediately instituted by the local authorities, soon demonstrated the correctness of his supposition.
Injun Joe repeated his statement, just as calmly, a few minutes afterward on the inquest, under oath; and the boys, seeing that the lightnings were still withheld, were confirmed in their belief that Joe had sold himself to the devil.
He gloated over every abhorrent adjective in the description, and identified himself with every witness at the Inquest.
There will have to be an inquest, of course, and you must not be mixed up in it.
Is it not designed as a method of NATIONAL INQUEST into the conduct of public men?
It is needless to say that the dead steersman has been reverently removed from the place where he held his honourable watch and ward till death, a steadfastness as noble as that of the young Casabianca, and placed in the mortuary to await inquest.
said Villefort in despair; "so soon as another is admitted into our secret, an inquest will become necessary; and an inquest in my house -- impossible
We are holding an Inquest," Lady Muriel said, advancing to meet us: "and we admit you, as Accessories before the Fact, to tell us all you know about those flowers.
On reaching the highway they separated, the sheriff to summon twenty- four “good men and true,” to attend as thc inquest of the county, on the succeeding Monday, when Marmaduke held his stated court of “common pleas and general sessions of the peace,” and the Judge to return, musing deeply on what he had seen and heard in the course of the morning.