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inquest

  
  ( inquests    plural  )
1       n-count   When an inquest is held, a public official hears evidence about someone's death in order to find out the cause.  
oft N into n  
The inquest into their deaths opened yesterday in Enniskillen.     
2       n-count   You can refer to an investigation by the people involved into the causes of a defeat or failure as an inquest.  
usu sing, usu N into n   (=inquiry)  
His plea came last night as party chiefs held an inquest into the election disaster.     
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inquest

  
  
inquiry, inquisition, investigation, probe  

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