Court of inquiry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Court of Inquiry (Mil) , a court appointed to inquire into and report on some military matter, as the conduct of an officer.
    • Court of inquiry See under Court.
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Usage

In literature:

As we expected, a court of inquiry was called, upon his representations to the admiral.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
The owners and underwriters will demand a court of inquiry.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
We'll go on to Williamsport, and there we'll hold the court of inquiry.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Court of Inquiry Appointed.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Each commissioner held a kind of Court of Inquiry, before which voluntary evidence was taken.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Then the two culprits were summoned to appear before the paternal court of inquiry.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
That too without waiting the action of the Court of Inquiry, which it had ordered.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
But I couldn't bring them before a court of inquiry like that.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
He would do no more than approve the opinion of the Court of Inquiry.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
This being the case I have summoned before this court of inquiry an important witness.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
I'd have faced a Court-Martial of Inquiry respectin' my conduct in the Field.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
One more for the court of inquiry.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
General McDowell's Court of Inquiry produces some strange revelations.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
A court of inquiry was at once asked for and granted.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Uncle Mo added inquiry as to how the freckly one's behaviour to his family had come to the knowledge of Sapps Court.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
When it was through we held a court of inquiry.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
The prince of darkness naturally rather shuns than courts inquiry.
"Devil Stories" by Various
Lyon to attend a Court of Inquiry at Fort Leavenworth.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
The evidence before any Court of Inquiry into an exciting occurrence is almost certain to reveal similar discrepancies.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
The court of inquiry brought to light all the secrets of the Lion.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
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In news:

The Navy's court of inquiry opened yesterday at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Due process requires a trial court to conduct an "independent inquiry" into the defendant's competence when specific factual allegations are made that, if true, would be substantial evidence of mental impairment.
Former British Prime Minister John Major poses for photographers as he arrives to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by US Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents.
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by US Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents.
AUSTIN, Texas—Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by US Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents.
James Murdoch gave evidence on Tuesday to the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the media at the High Court in London.
Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by US Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye , according to recently released court documents.
Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by US Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents.
Rupert Murdoch leaves The Royal Courts of Justice with his wife Wendi Deng Murdoch after giving evidence to The leveson Inquiry on April 25 in London, England.
Anderson faces a court of inquiry because of the case.
Ken Anderson, now a sitting district judge, will face a rare court-of-inquiry proceeding next month, where he will face charges that he deliberately concealed exculpatory evidence from Morton 's defense.
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