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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·quest

(in'kwest),
A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death.
[L. in, in, + quaero, pp. quaesitus, to seek]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·quest

(in'kwest)
A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death.
[L. in, in, + quaero, pp. quaesitus, to seek]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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