court of inquiry

a military board or agency created to investigate and report on certain military matters, as an accusation against an officer.

1750–60 Unabridged
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court of inquiry
1.  (Brit) a group of people appointed to investigate the causes of a disaster, accident, etc
2.  a military court set up to inquire into a military matter such as a failure of equipment or procedure

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