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Definition of Inquest


  1. Inquiry; quest; search.
  2. Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a coroner's inquest in case of a sudden death.
  3. A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner's jury. The grand jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand.
  4. The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.

Inquest Translations

inquest in German is Untersuchung, gerichtliche Untersuchung
inquest in Norwegian is likskue
inquest in Spanish is pesquisa