American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law A judicial inquiry into a matter usually held before a jury, especially an inquiry into the cause of a death.
- n. Law A jury making such an inquiry.
- n. Law The finding based on such an inquiry.
- n. An investigation or inquiry. See Synonyms at inquiry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inquiry; search; quest.
- n. In law: A judicial inquiry, especially an inquiry held before a jury; specifically, a proceeding before a jury to determine the amount to be recovered in an action, when there is no trial in the ordinary sense, because the right to recover has been admitted; in common use, a coroner's inquest.
- n. The jury itself.
- n. A formal investigation, often held before a jury, especially one into the cause of a death.
- n. The jury hearing such an inquiry, and the result of the inquiry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare Inquiry; quest; search.
- n. Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury.
- n. A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matter, civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner's jury. The
grand juryis sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand.
- n. The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.
- n. an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
- From Old French enqueste (Modern French enquête), from Vulgar Latin inquirere, or from Medieval Latin inquesta < in + Latin quaesita. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enqueste, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *inquaesīta, thing inquired into, alteration of Latin inquīsīta, feminine past participle of inquīrere, to inquire into; see inquire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At what they called the inquest your presence was surely not necessary!”
“After all, the inquest is often the only public forum in which contentious deaths such as those in custody are subjected to public scrutiny.”
“The inquest is expected to be enormously difficult for Harwood and the force, and will see him called to face questions in public about his conduct.”
“One factor for the Met's decision to hold the hearing before the inquest is that it could be less damaging for its reputation if Harwood appears at the inquest as a former officer.”
“An inquest is now being carried out into the exact cause of death and what had happened to Mr Phyall, described as ‘vulnerable’, beforehand.”
“His position has been carefully isolated as his various Lieutenants have, at last, been subjected to searching cross-examination instead of the toothless gumming meted out by the MSM over the years, something which has demonstrated the high standards of advocacy that are produced by our adversarial system of litigation, though, strictly speaking, an inquest is inquisitorial in nature.”
“The Diana inquest is now estimated to cost the British taxpayer £6 million.”
“The inquest is dated 20 June 1977, as are five others — approximately one year after the death occurred. back”
“I agree that an inquest is absolutely necessary, but at the end of the day, you shoot a gun out into the street at people, you’ve got to expect someone to eventually shoot one back at you. on September 10, 2008 at 9: 48 am | Reply JuliaM”
“Many journalists agreed, but as the inquest drew near, I noticed that British newspapers several of which had regularly run "Was Diana Murdered?" pieces suddenly fell into line, and started insisting that the inquest was a waste of time.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Charming and intriguing words one finds in AG's murder mysteries. Also see Murdered, you say?
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