Translation of inquest in Spanish:

inquest

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnkwest/

n

  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] investigación (f), pesquisa (f) judicial coroner's inquestinvestigación llevada a cabo por uncoroner to hold an inquest on sth llevar a cabo una investigación sobre algo
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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.
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    • 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.
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    • The inquest consists of 11 eligible voters who review Prosecutors' decisions not to indict suspects.
    • The inquest was told that when the incident happened, the southbound GNER train was travelling at 117 mph.
    • The inquest also heard that an incident of her head shaking at an outpatient appointment had not been recorded in her medical notes.
    1.2 (investigation) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] pesquisa (f), indagación (f)
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    • The company is carrying out its own investigation and an inquest was due to be opened this week.

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