Meaning of coroner

cor•o•ner

Pronunciation: (kôr'u-nur, kor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate by inquest, as before a jury, any death not clearly resulting from natural causes.
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