court of inquiry

Definition of court of inquiry

:a military court that inquires into and reports on some military matter (such as an officer's questionable conduct)

First Known Use of court of inquiry

1757


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court of inquiry

legal Definition of court of inquiry

:a military court that inquires into and reports on some military matter (as an officer's questionable conduct)

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