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English definition of “court of inquiry”

court of inquiry

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     (plural courts of inquiry) UK
a group of people , often with special knowledge or skill , who have been brought together in order to examine the causes of an accident People who analyse and judgeJudges and juries
(Definition of court of inquiry noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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