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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquest(noun)

    an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death


  1. inquest(Noun)

    A formal investigation, often held before a jury, especially one into the cause of a death.

  2. inquest(Noun)

    The jury hearing such an enquiry, and the result of the enquiry.

  3. Origin: From enqueste (Modern French enquête), from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inquest(noun)

    inquiry; quest; search

  2. Inquest(noun)

    judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a coroner's inquest in case of a sudden death

  3. Inquest(noun)

    a body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner's jury. The grand jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand

  4. Inquest(noun)

    the finding of the jury upon such inquiry

  5. Origin: [OE. enqueste, OF. enqueste, F. enqute, LL. inquesta, for inquisita, fr. L. inquisitus, p. p. of inquirere. See Inquire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inquest

    in′kwest, n. act of inquiring: search: judicial inquiry before a jury into any matter, esp. any case of violent or sudden death. [O. Fr. enqueste—L. inquisita (res)—inquirĕre, to inquire.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inquest in a Sentence

  1. Helen Rowland:

    Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

  2. William Congreve:

    They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.

  3. Miles Goslett:

    A coroner is independent of the government, a coroner’s inquest goes into an investigation with an open mind, they don’t go into it to prove a thesis. A public inquiry into this man’s death was to prove a thesis, that he killed himself. It was a whitewash, a travesty.

  4. Elijah Cummings:

    Chairman Gowdy has not contacted me, other Democratic members, or anyone on our staff about his proposal to release these documents, nor has he contacted the State Department to clarify why its production of Benghazi-related emails might have differences from Mr. Blumenthal's production of Libya-related documents, (Blumenthal's) deposition may further the Select Committee's inquest of Secretary Clinton, but it won't bring us any new information about the Benghazi attacks because the witness appears not to have any firsthand knowledge about them.

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