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Inquest vs. Coroner

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Inquestnoun

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

Coronernoun

A public official who presides over an inquest into unnatural deaths, cases of treasure trove, and debris from shipwrecks.

Inquestnoun

An inquiry, typically into an undesired outcome

Coronernoun

A medical doctor who performs autopsies and determines time and cause of death from a scientific standpoint.

Inquestnoun

The jury hearing such an inquiry, and the result of the inquiry

Coronernoun

The administrative head of a sheading.

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Inquestnoun

enquiry; quest; search

Coronernoun

An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire, with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent, sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred.

Inquestnoun

Inquiry; quest; search.

β€˜The laborious and vexatious inquest that the soul must make after science.’;

Coronernoun

a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes

Inquestnoun

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

Coroner

A coroner is a government or judicial official who is empowered to conduct or order an inquest into the manner or cause of death, and to investigate or confirm the identity of an unknown person who has been found dead within the coroner's jurisdiction. In medieval times, English coroners were Crown officials who held financial powers and conducted some judicial investigations in order to counterbalance the power of sheriffs or bailiffs.

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Inquestnoun

an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death

Inquest

An inquest is a judicial inquiry in common law jurisdictions, particularly one held to determine the cause of a person's death. Conducted by a judge, jury, or government official, an inquest may or may not require an autopsy carried out by a coroner or medical examiner.

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