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Definitions for inquest
ˈɪn kwɛstin·quest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquestnoun

    an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death

Wiktionary

  1. inquestnoun

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

    Etymology: From enqueste (Modern French enquête), from .

  2. inquestnoun

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

    Etymology: From enqueste (Modern French enquête), from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inquestnoun

    inquiry; quest; search

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

  2. Inquestnoun

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

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

  3. Inquestnoun

    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

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

  4. Inquestnoun

    the finding of the jury upon such inquiry

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  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. Justice Robert H. Jackson:

    Our forefathers found the evils of free thinking more to be endured than the evils of inquest or suppression. This is because thoughtful, bold and independent minds are essential to the wise and considered self-government.

  2. Helen Rowland:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. William Congreve:

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

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