Meaning of “court of inquiry” in the English Dictionary

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"court of inquiry" in British English

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court of inquirynoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌkɔːt əv ɪnˈkwaɪə.ri/ us /ˌkɔːrt əv ˈɪŋ.kwɚ.i/ plural courts of inquiry UK

Examples from literature

  • 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. 

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

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