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Meaning of CORONER

Pronunciation:  'korunur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes

CORONER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: medical examiner
 See Also: investigator



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"o*ner\ (k?r"?-n?r), n. [From OE. coronen to crown,
OF. coroner, fr. L. coronare, fr. corona crown. Formed as a
translation of LL. coronator coroner, fr. L. corona crown,
the coroner having been originally a prosecuting officer of
the crown. See {Crown}.]
An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire,
with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent,
sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on
sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred.
[In England formerly also written and pronounced {crowner}.]

Note: In some of the United States the office of coroner is
      abolished, that of medical examiner taking its place.

{Coroner's inquest}. See under {Inquest}.

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