coronership
See coroner.

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  • coronership — cor·o·ner (kôr’ə nər, kŏr’ ) n. ▸ A public officer whose primary function is to investigate any death thought to be of other than natural causes. ╂ [Middle English, officer of the crown, from Anglo Norman corouner, from coroune, crown, from Latin …   Word Histories

  • coronership — corˈonership noun • • • Main Entry: ↑coroner …   Useful english dictionary

  • coroner — coronership, n. /kawr euh neuhr, kor /, n. an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate by inquest, as before a jury, any death not clearly resulting from natural causes. [1225 75; ME < AF corouner supervisor …   Universalium

  • coroner — [ kɒr(ə)nə] noun 1》 an official who holds inquests into violent, sudden, or suspicious deaths. 2》 historical an official responsible for safeguarding the private property of the Crown. Derivatives coronership noun coronial adjective Origin ME:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • coroner — /ˈkɒrənə / (say koruhnuh) noun an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate by inquest (often before a coroner s jury) any death not clearly due to natural causes. {Middle English, from Anglo French corouner… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coroner — n. 1 an officer of a county, district, or municipality, holding inquests on deaths thought to be violent or accidental, and inquiries in cases of treasure trove. 2 hist. an officer charged with maintaining the rights of the private property of… …   Useful english dictionary

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