Definition of

Inquest

  1. (noun, act) an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death

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Alternate forms of Inquest

Hypernyms: enquiry, inquiry

Origin of the word Inquest

  1. late 13c., an-queste "legal or judicial inquiry," from O.Fr. enqueste "inquiry," from fem. pp. of V.L. *inquirere "inquire" (see inquire). more

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