Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “court of inquiry”

See all translations

court of inquiry

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   ( plural courts of inquiry) UK us  
a group of people, often with special knowledge or skill, who have been brought together in order to examine the causes of an accident
Translations of “court of inquiry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 調查法庭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调查法庭…
(Definition of court of inquiry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of court of inquiry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More