inquest noun definition in Solving crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

inquest

 noun: Solving crime topic
an official investigation to find out the cause of somebody’s death, especially when it has not happened naturally An inquest was held to discover the cause of death. inquest (on/into something) a coroner’s inquest into his death At the inquest they heard that the car had driven off after the accident.

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