court of inquirynoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]uk /ˌkɔːt əv ɪnˈkwaɪə.ri/ us /ˌkɔːrt əv ˈɪŋ.kwɚ.i/ plural courts of inquiry UK
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- A court of inquiry justified his conduct, and he retained the confidence of the Commander-in-chief.
- But a number of army officers, including the members of the court of inquiry, suggest that the paymaster thus found at fault should be relieved from responsibility.
- General Scott was informed that the court of inquiry would probably adjourn to await further orders from the Government.
- In a court of inquiry we examine witnesses as to facts, not opinions.
- On this question I have differed in several instances from the courts of inquiry.