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Meaning of inquest

in•quest

Pronunciation: (in'kwest), [key]
— n.
  1. a legal or judicial inquiry, usually before a jury, esp. an investigation made by a coroner into the cause of a death.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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