Definition of court of inquiry in English:

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court of inquiry



In the armed forces, a tribunal appointed to investigate a complaint against a member of the military to decide whether a court-martial is called for.
Example sentences
  • After a couple of discreet inquiries which seemed to confirm the allegation of faking, the Army instituted a court of inquiry into the action.
  • Three witnesses told the courts of inquiry that they came under fire when they arrived at the park.
  • Two spectators told the courts of inquiry that the first shots were fired outside the park.
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