Meaning of “coroner” in the English Dictionary

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"coroner" in British English

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coronernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒr.ə.nər/ us /ˈkɔːr.ən.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Do you know anything of the relations between the accused and the deceased? the coroner asked. 
  • I want you to keep it until I make my report to the coroner. 
  • The coroner deliberately shut off all real evidence except as to the cause of death. 
  • The coroner hastened to the castle, inspected the corpse, and ordered that everything should remain untouched. 
  • Then they lifted her tenderly, and carried her to the coroner. 

(Definition of “coroner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coroner" in American English

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coronernoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔr·ə·nər, ˈkɑr-/

an official who examines the causes of a person’s death, esp. if it was violent or unexpected

(Definition of “coroner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)