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inquest noun

ADJ. full | fresh | coroner's

VERB + INQUEST conduct, hold | order The court ordered a fresh inquest into the tragedy. | open | adjourn | attend

INQUEST + VERB open | hear sth An elderly woman froze to death, an inquest heard yesterday. | decide sth, find sth An inquest found that the deceased had died of a drugs overdose. | return a verdict The inquest returned a verdict of accidental death.

INQUEST + NOUN jury | verdict

PREP. at a/the ~ A verdict of suicide was recorded at the inquest. | ~ into an inquest into the team's poor performance | ~ on an inquest on three fishermen