Share this entry

inquest
American English: /ˈɪŋˌkwɛst/
British English: /ˈɪnkwɛst/

Translation of inquest in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Law)
    investigación (feminine)
    pesquisa (feminine) judicial
    coroner's inquest
    (investigación llevada a cabo por uncoroner)
    to hold an inquest on something
    llevar a cabo una investigación sobre algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • An initial inquest on the island returned a verdict of accidental death but a second inquest held at Bromley Magistrates' Court recorded an open verdict.
    • The Divisional Court directed the coroner to resume the inquest.
    • The matter has now been referred to the coroner and an inquest into the death will be held in due course.

Definition of inquest in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: