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court of inquiry

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noun
  1. 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

First recorded in 1750–60
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British Dictionary definitions for court of inquiry

court of inquiry

noun
  1. British 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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