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A tribunal appointed to investigate a matter and decide whether a court martial is warranted.
- ‘After a couple of discreet inquiries which seemed to confirm the allegation of faking, the Army instituted a court of inquiry into the action.’
- ‘Two spectators told the courts of inquiry that the first shots were fired outside the park.’
- ‘Nonetheless, when we examine their statements, it becomes clear that twenty-eight witnesses gave evidence to both courts of inquiry.’
- ‘The army also organized a court of inquiry in January 1863 to determine the extent of military profiteering at Helena.’
- ‘The hearing was read transcripts from a court of inquiry held by the ministry of supply (the MoD's predecessor) in 1953.’
- ‘I can tell members that a court of inquiry is already under way, and, as is normal in such circumstances, there will also be a police inquiry.’
- ‘Three witnesses told the courts of inquiry that they came under fire when they arrived at the park.’
- ‘The court of inquiry said yes, but our study shows no.’
- ‘Yet the internal court of inquiry into his death, which was kept secret for 45 years, blamed his ‘personal idiosyncrasy’.’
- ‘Many officers who had been accused informally of crimes such as cowardice and embezzlement demanded courts of inquiry to clear their name.’
- ‘‘I have elected to convene a court of inquiry,’ he announced.’
- ‘In fact, the juxtaposition of that tale with the version adduced at the Reno court of inquiry in 1879 hardly makes for pleasant reading.’
- ‘But I think he's entitled to swim ashore if he can, and have a hearing in front of a court of inquiry in which the constitutional rights everybody has will apply to him also.’
- ‘He has been relieved of his duties pending the outcome of a naval court of inquiry into the collision.’
- ‘‘He was brought before a court of inquiry into irregularities in the Dublin Brigade,’ a source claimed.’
- ‘Most of it was discovered by the army six months after the collapse, when it held a court of inquiry into the affair.’
- ‘The Navy conducted a single court of inquiry to examine the conduct of one Marine Corps aviator.’
- ‘The court of inquiry confirmed that he was found near the Canal Bridge gate.’
- ‘When removed from command in 1813, Dearborn requested a court of inquiry to clear himself, a request that went unanswered.’
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