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"inquest" in British English

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inquestnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪŋ.kwest/ us /ˈɪŋ.kwest/

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

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inquestnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪn·kwest/

an official examination of facts in an attempt to discover the cause of something, esp. of a sudden or violent death:

a coroner’s inquest

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