Pronunciation: (in'kwest), [key]
1. a legal or judicial inquiry, usually before a jury, esp. an investigation made by a coroner into the cause of a death.
2. the body of people appointed to hold such an inquiry, esp. a coroner's jury.
3. the decision or finding based on such inquiry.
4. an investigation or examination.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.