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court of inquiry

noun

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


court of inquiry

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of court of inquiry1

First recorded in 1750–60

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