coroner
cor·o·ner /'kȯr-ə-nər/ n [Anglo-French, recorder of crown pleas, from corone crown]: a public officer whose principal duty is to inquire by an inquest into the cause of death when there is reason to think the death may not be due to natural causes

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

coroner
n.
A public official who investigates sudden, violent, and suspicious deaths. See also inquest

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


coroner
a quasi-judicial figure in the English legal system. A lawyer or a doctor, his principal jurisdiction is to inquire, sometimes with a jury, into the cause of death of persons dying within his territorial jurisdiction and to pronounce on whether, for example, the death was homicide, by misadventure, accidental cause or suicide. Since the Lord Lucan affair (where the 'suspect' vanished) coroners have not been permitted to name the person suspected of causing the death by homicide. The coroner also holds inquiries into matters of treasure trove.
In the Isle of Man a similar function is carried out by the coroner of inquests. There the coroner is an officer of the court who enforces judgments.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


coroner
A county official who determines the cause of death of anyone who dies violently (by attack or accident), suddenly, or suspiciously.
Category: Criminal Law
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Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


coroner
n. A public official whose primary duty is to investigate the cause and circumstances of any deaths within his or her jurisdiction that were clearly not due to natural causes.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


coroner
An official of a municipal corporation whose designated functions include the investigation of the cause of any violent or suspicious death that takes place within the geographical boundaries of his or her municipality.

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


coroner
An official of a municipal corporation whose designated functions include the investigation of the cause of any violent or suspicious death that takes place within the geographical boundaries of his or her municipality.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

coroner
n.
   a county official with the responsibility to determine the cause of death of anyone who dies violently (by attack or accident), suddenly, or suspiciously. The coroner or one of his/her staff must examine the body at the scene of such a death and make a report. If the cause is not obvious or certified by an attending physician, then the coroner may order a "coroner's inquest" which requires an autopsy (postmortem). If that is not conclusive, the coroner may hold a hearing as part of the inquest, although this is rare due to scientific advances in pathology.
   See also: forensic medicine

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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