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court of inquiry

a military board or agency created to investigate and report on certain military matters, as an accusation against an officer.
Origin of court of inquiry
1750-60 Unabridged
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  • The naval court of inquiry exonerated him and his officers and crew from all blame for the disaster.
  • But the court of inquiry, they convened five admirals to all the court of inquiry.
  • The judge conducting the hearing will be conducting a court of inquiry.
  • The officers of the court of inquiry paid another visit to the wreck today.
British Dictionary definitions for court of inquiry

court of inquiry

(Brit) a group of people appointed to investigate the causes of a disaster, accident, etc
a military court set up to inquire into a military matter such as a failure of equipment or procedure
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