Why was clemency trending last week?
late 13c., an-queste "legal or judicial inquiry," from Old French enqueste "inquiry," from Vulgar Latin *inquaestia (cf. Italian inchiesta), from fem. past participle of Vulgar Latin *inquirere "inquire" (see inquire).
inquest in·quest (ĭn'kwěst')
A legal inquiry into the cause of violent or mysterious death.
The finding based on such an inquiry.