inquest


inquest
Synonyms and related words:
analysis, assize, autopsy, blue-ribbon jury, change of venue, coroner, country, court-martial, cross-examination, delving, examination, grand jury, hearing, hung jury, inquirendo, inquiring, inquiring mind, inquiry, inquisition, investigation, jury, jury list, jury of inquest, jury of matrons, jury panel, jury trial, medical examiner, mistrial, mortality committee, necropsy, necroscopy, panel, petit jury, police jury, postmortem, postmortem examination, probe, probing, quest, research, sessions, special jury, trial, trial by jury, trial jury, venire

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

Synonyms:
, (especially by a coroner) / (particularly a coroner's jury)


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  • inquest — in·quest / in ˌkwest/ n [Anglo French enqueste, from Old French, ultimately from Latin inquirere to ask about, from in within, into + quaerere to seek] 1: a judicial or official inquiry or examination often before a jury a coroner s inquest… …   Law dictionary

  • Inquest — In quest, n. [OE. enqueste, OF. enqueste, F. enqu[^e]te, LL. inquesta, for inquisita, fr. L. inquisitus, p. p. of inquirere. See {Inquire}.] 1. Inquiry; quest; search. [R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] The laborious and vexatious inquest that the soul …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquest — late 13c., an queste legal or judicial inquiry, from O.Fr. enqueste inquiry, from V.L. *inquaestia (Cf. It. inchiesta), from fem. pp. of V.L. *inquirere inquire (see INQUIRE (Cf. inquire)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inquest — investigation, probe, inquiry, inquisition, research Analogous words: examination, inspection, scrutiny, audit (see under SCRUTINIZE): questioning, interrogation, catechizing, examining (see corresponding verbs at ASK) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inquest — [n] investigation delving, examination, hearing, inquiry, inquisition, probe, probing, quest, research, trial; concepts 48,290,318 Ant. conclusion, findings …   New thesaurus

  • inquest — ► NOUN 1) a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident. 2) Brit. an inquiry by a coroner s court into the cause of a death. ORIGIN Old French enqueste, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere speak …   English terms dictionary

  • inquest — [in′kwest΄] n. [ME enqueste < OFr < VL * inquaesita, fem. pp. of * inquaerere: see INQUIRE] 1. a judicial inquiry, as a coroner s investigation of a death 2. the jury or group holding such an inquiry 3. the verdict of such an inquiry …   English World dictionary

  • inquest — noun (esp. BrE) investigation into cause of death ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ fresh ▪ coroner s VERB + INQUEST ▪ conduct, hold …   Collocations dictionary

  • Inquest — For other uses, see Inquest (disambiguation). An inquest is a judicial investigation in common law jurisdictions, conducted by a judge, jury, or government official. The most common kind of inquest is an inquiry including a medical examination by …   Wikipedia

  • inquest — UK [ˈɪŋkwest] / US [ˈɪŋˌkwest] noun [countable] Word forms inquest : singular inquest plural inquests 1) an official attempt by a court to find the cause of someone s death inquest into: an inquest into the death of her husband hold an inquest:… …   English dictionary

  • inquest — n. 1) to conduct, hold an inquest 2) a coroner s; formal inquest 3) an inquest into * * * [ ɪnkwest] formal inquest hold aninquest a coroner s an inquest into to conduct …   Combinatory dictionary