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inquestnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪŋ.kwest/  us   /ˈɪŋ.kwest/
an ​officialprocess to ​discover the ​cause of someone's ​death: An inquest is always held if ​murder is ​suspected.
an ​examination of or ​discussion about the ​reasons for someone's or something's ​failure: an inquest into the department's ​poorperformance
(Definition of inquest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inquestnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·kwest/
an ​officialexamination of ​facts in an ​attempt to ​discover the ​cause of something, esp. of a ​sudden or ​violentdeath: a coroner’s inquest
(Definition of inquest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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