Inquest Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Inquest?

A judicial inquiry put forward by a county officer or judicial officer incases where there has been mysterious deaths or accidents and which has violence involved too.A jury may or may not be appointed and incase where jury is not appointed, it becomes the duty of the coroner (judicial officer).