court of enquiry court of inquiry

court of enquiry court of inquiry
noun (C) BrE a group of people chosen to discover the facts about something or the causes of something, for example a serious accident -compare grand jury

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  • Court of inquiry — Inquiry In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court of inquiry — a military court to inquire into and report on some military matter (as the conduct of an officer) * * * ˌcourt of inˈquiry f10 [court of inquiry] (also ˌcourt of enˈquiry) noun (pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • enquiry — Inquiry In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court of enquiry — ˌcourt of inˈquiry f10 [court of inquiry] (also ˌcourt of enˈquiry) noun (pl. courts of inquiry/enquiry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inquiry — In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot descry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquiry — [[t]ɪnkwa͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] ♦♦♦ inquiries (The spelling enquiry is also used. Inquiry is sometimes pronounced [[t]ɪ̱ŋkwɪri[/t]]u> in American English.) 1) N COUNT An inquiry is a question which you ask in order to get some information. He made some… …   English dictionary

  • Court of Marine Inquiry — Courts of Marine Inquiry and Boards of Marine Inquiry are tribunals established in common law countries to investigate matters relating to shipwrecks, casualties affecting ships, or into charges of incompetency or misconduct on the part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Writ of inquiry — Inquiry In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Chancery — This article is about the English civil court. For other uses, see Court of Chancery (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved — Anglicanism portal The Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved is an appellate court within the hierarchy of ecclesiastical courts of the Church of England. Hearing cases involving church doctrine, ceremony, or ritual, the Court has jurisdiction… …   Wikipedia

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