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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 ?
It seemed to Tom that his schoolmates never would get done holding inquests on dead cats, and thus keeping his trouble present to his mind.
It was a report of something said on that subject by a London coroner, who had held inquests on dead husbands (in the lower ranks of life), and who had his reasons for suspecting the wives.
Ask Coroners who sit at inquests in large towns if that is true, Lady Glyde.
The meek man was afraid we must take it as proved, because there were the Inquests and the Registrar's returns.
But, as for me, I come to the inquest with other senses than they possess.
As Smith's death had been so sudden, and no one was there to see it, there was an inquest held.
The corpse, upon being viewed at the inquest, showed no bruises, and it was some time before the surgeons discovered that the neck was broken.
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.
Under these circumstances the young man was instantly arrested, and a verdict of 'wilful murder' having been returned at the inquest on Tuesday, he was on Wednesday brought before the magistrates at Ross, who have referred the case to the next Assizes.
inquest, but at least enough has been done to dispose of
There will be an inquest, and you will be asked the question.