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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.
The inquest was hurried for certain local reasons which weighed with the coroner and the town authorities.
On his way through the village he informed the police, who thanked him, and said there must be an inquest.
It was by virtue of his office that he had possession of the book in which he was reading; it had been found among the dead man's effects--in his cabin, where the inquest was now taking place.
Rook to close the inn, Cecilia had alluded to an inquest held on the body of the murdered man.
The facts from which this conclusion is drawn, are derived partly from an examination of the room at the tavern; and partly from the evidence obtained at the Coroner's Inquest.
Therefore the coroner gave notice, and an inquest was held on the 6th.
He expressed a wish to ask your Grace a question or two with a view to rendering your Grace's attendance at the inquest unnecessary.
At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
Well, well, it just happens that I have already read all the available evidence, including the report of the inquest, with some care.
There will be an inquest, and you will be asked the question.
I wish we could have spared you the pain and publicity of an inquest, but of course it's quite unavoidable in the absence of a doctor's certificate.