Coroner Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Coroner, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Coroner?

A county officer whose resposibility is to inquire the cause of death of a person who dies sudden death under violent or mysterious circumstances or in prison.His duty is the examine the dead body and place of death carefully and make a report.He can ask for a postmortem report to be made by a physician to conclude upon the cause of death.