inquest of office

: an inquiry made by authority or direction of the proper officer into matters (as escheat of lands) affecting the rights and interests of the crown or of the state

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“Inquest of office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inquest%20of%20office. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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