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noun [C]     /ˈɪŋ.kwest/
an official process to discover the cause of someone's death: An inquest is always held if murder is suspected.Court cases, orders and decisionsDeath and dying an examination of or discussion about the reasons for someone's or something's failure: an inquest into the department's poor performanceAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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