A judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident, such as a death.
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- The costs could continue to rise as the Ministry of Defence is considering applying for a judicial review of the inquest.
- When being questioned in the inquest to this last incident, he is said to have given what I consider to be his most infamous saying yet.
- In her opinion the incidents described at the inquest were not necessarily related to the school, but had links with the local community.
Middle English: from Old French enqueste, based on Latin inquirere (see inquire).