autopsy
au·top·sy /'ȯ-ˌtäp-sē, -təp-/ n pl -sies: an examination of a body after death usu. involving dissection esp. to determine the cause of death – called also post mortem, post mortem examination;
autopsy vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

autopsy
n.
The dissection and physical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


autopsy

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


autopsy
A physician's examination of the body of a deceased person to determine the cause of death.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


autopsy
n. The post-mortem examination of a human body, including its dissection and the removal and inspection of the major organs, to determine the cause of death.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


autopsy
The dissection of a dead body by a medical examiner or physician authorized by law to do so in order to determine the cause and time of a death that appears to have resulted from other than natural causes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


autopsy
The dissection of a dead body by a medical examiner or physician authorized by law to do so in order to determine the cause and time of a death that appears to have resulted from other than natural causes.

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