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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·quest /ˈɪnˌkwɛst/
 審訊,訊問,驗屍

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·quest /ˈɪnˌkwɛst/ 名詞
 詢問,查詢,驗屍

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·quest n.
 1. Inquiry; quest; search. [R.]
    The laborious and vexatious inquest that the soul must make after science.   --South.
 2. Law (a) Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a coroner's inquest in case of a sudden death. (b) A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matter, civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner's jury. The grand jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand. (c) The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.
 Coroner's inquest, an inquest held by a coroner to determine the cause of any violent, sudden, or mysterious death. See Coroner.
 Inquest of office, an inquiry made, by authority or direction of proper officer, into matters affecting the rights and interests of the crown or of the state.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 inquest
      n : an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death