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inquest

in·quest

inquest

 
 
pronunciation:
In kwest
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a legal investigation, usu. involving a jury, esp. a coroner's investigation of a suspicious death.
Two pathologists gave evidence concerning the cause of death at the inquest.
definition 2: the jury or other group that conducts such an investigation.
similar words:
inquiry
definition 3: an investigation or search for information.
similar words:
inquiry, investigation
Word Parts
The word inquest contains the following part:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek