Examples of inquest in a Sentence
The court has ordered an inquest into his death.
the police conducted an inquest into the case
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An inquest jury last month found probable cause to charge five corrections officers, a jail lieutenant and the jail’s former commander with abuse of an inmate stemming from the April 2016 death of Terrill Thomas.
As printing techniques became more sophisticated, so did artistic inquests.
Both the Paris investigation and a 2008 British inquest named him as a cause of the crash, but the more recent verdict pointed to other factors as well.
The following 911 call was made during the shooting: An inquest was held by Justice of the Peace Sheila Linden and all three bodies were transported to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
The F.B.I. is reportedly looking into Jared Kushner’s dealing with Russian officials as part of their inquest into the country’s interference with the presidential election, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening.
The details included in the piece wouldn’t usually be released in Britain until court proceedings, either a trial or an inquest, partly because of contempt of court laws that are designed to stop potential jurors from seeing partial evidence.
The appointment comes just two weeks after an inquest into the dehydration death of an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail recommended criminal charges against as many as seven staffers.
Earlier this month, after an inquest jury investigating Thomas' death recommended criminal charges against seven people at the jail.
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Origin and Etymology of inquest
Middle English, from Anglo-French enqueste, from Vulgar Latin *inquaesta, feminine of *inquaestus, past participle of *inquaerere to inquire
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of inquest for English Language Learners
law : an official investigation to find the reason for something (such as a person's death)
INQUEST Defined for Kids
Definition of inquest for Students
: an official investigation especially into the cause of a death
Medical Definition of inquest
: a judicial or official inquiry especially before a jury to determine the cause of a violent or unexpected death a coroner's inquest
Legal Definition of inquest
1 : a judicial or official inquiry or examination often before a jury a coroner's inquest — compare trial
2 : a body of people (as a jury) assembled to hold a judicial or official inquiry; also : the finding of such an inquiry or the document recording it
Origin and Etymology of inquest
Anglo-French enqueste, from Old French, ultimately from Latin inquirere to ask about, from in- within, into + quaerere to seek
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