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inquest

 [in´kwest]
a legal inquiry before a coroner or medical examiner, and usually a jury, into the manner of death.

in·quest

(in'kwest),
A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death.
[L. in, in, + quaero, pp. quaesitus, to seek]

inquest

/in·quest/ (in´kwest) a legal inquiry before a coroner or medical examiner, and usually a jury, into the manner of death.

inquest

[in′kwest]
Etymology: L, in, within, quaerere, to seek
a legal inquiry or examination.

inquest

A public inquiry into death which, under English law, is held to establish:
(1) the identity of the deceased,
(2) the date and
(3) place of death and
(4) the circumstances surrounding the death (including the medical cause of death).

in·quest

(in'kwest)
A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death.
[L. in, in, + quaero, pp. quaesitus, to seek]

inquest

A judicial inquiry usually into the cause of a death. Inquests are presided over by coroners who are either barristers, solicitors or medical practitioners. Inquests are held in cases of violent or unnatural death, deaths in prison, deaths from industrial disease or poisoning and in other cases of death in which the coroner has discretion as whether or not to hold an inquest. A jury may or may not be called.
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Former Chief Coroner of England and Wales Peter Thornton - drafted in to head the inquest because of its likely complexity - caused outrage last year when he ruled the issue of who made and planted the bombs, and how they did it, out of the scope of the new inquest.
Speaking at a pre-inquest review at Aberdare Coroners' Court yesterday, coroner Andrew Barkley said that investigation had now been completed but the inquest was still awaiting advice from the Crown Prosecution Service regarding whether any criminal proceedings were to be pursued.
Assistant coroner Paul Bennett agreed to the adjournment following evidence presented to the inquest at Swansea Civic Centre into Alex Pavlou's death, and submissions from interested parties to widen the hearing's scope.
underwent inquest proceedings on charges of illegal possession of fire-arms and narcotics on Tuesday, two days after a predawn police raid in which their father and mother and 13 others were killed.
The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has today given consent for the family of Private Geoff Gray who died at Deepcut barracks in 2001 to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into the circumstances surrounding his death.
THE family of a North East soldier who died at Deepcut Barracks have won the right to apply for a fresh inquest.
THE family of a young soldier who died at Deepcut barracks nearly 26 years ago have been given the go-ahead to apply for a fresh inquest.
April 26, 2016 Inquest finds the 96 fans were unlawfully killed.
A FIRE that killed a bedridden pensioner may have been started by a match provided by her carer, an inquest heard.
It said: "The inquest is expected to commence in the next accounting period and the costs of legal representation for the force are expected to be around PS1 million although the scope of the inquest is yet to be determined.
THE uncle of teenage Hillsborough victim Kevin Williams has called for the country's top prosecutor to resign after she refused calls for a new inquest in 1996.
There is going to be an inquest held about my Mam's death.