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inquest in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinquestin‧quest /ˈɪŋkwest/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SCLa legal process to find out the cause of someone’s deathinquest into 🔊 The coroner will hold an inquest into the deaths. 🔊 The inquest heard that she died from multiple injuries.2 INVESTIGATEan unofficial discussion about the reasons for someone’s defeat or failure to do somethinginquest into 🔊 The Tories will hold a private inquest into why they were defeated.
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inquestan inquest into the death of a 54-year-old womanAn inquest will be held into the actor's death.The inquest heard that Mr Bovary was found hanging by a rope in his bedroom.The inquest ruled the cause of death was suicide.hold ... inquestForm 22 itself indicates that it is appropriate to hold an inquest in a case of death by natural causes.On 11 August 1989 the coroner replied, declining to hold an inquest.She sought a declaration that the coroner had a duty to hold an inquest into the death.He had to decide whether or not to hold an inquest.In such a case a coroner has a mandatory obligation to hold an inquest.hold ... inquestForm 22 itself indicates that it is appropriate to hold an inquest in a case of death by natural causes.On 11 August 1989 the coroner replied, declining to hold an inquest.She sought a declaration that the coroner had a duty to hold an inquest into the death.He had to decide whether or not to hold an inquest.In such a case a coroner has a mandatory obligation to hold an inquest.