crowner
Coroner 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}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: In some of the United States the office of coroner is abolished, that of medical examiner taking its place. [1913 Webster]

{Coroner's inquest}. See under {Inquest}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crowner — Crown er (kroun [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, crowns. Beau. & FL. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Coroner}.] A coroner. [Prov. Eng. or Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crowner — [kroun′ər, kro͞on′ər] n. [Now Dial., Chiefly Brit.] CORONER …   English World dictionary

  • crowner — lyrinis jūrgaidis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Trigla lyra angl. crowner; horned gurnard; piper; sea hen rus. тригла; тригла лира ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastieji jūrgaidžiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • crowner — I. ˈkrau̇nə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English crounere, from crounen to crown + ere er 1. : one that crowns: as a. : a crowning o …   Useful english dictionary

  • crowner — noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of coroner Date: 14th century dialect chiefly England coroner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crowner — crowner1 /krow neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that crowns. 2. a crowning event or occurrence. [1400 50; late ME; see CROWN, ER1] crowner2 /krow neuhr, krooh /, n. Brit. Dial. coroner. [1300 50; ME; see CROWN, ER2] * * * …   Universalium

  • crowner — n. head injury; (U.K.) promotional label for a product; person who crowns, thing which crowns; crowning event; (British usage) coroner, official examiner that investigates unnatural deaths …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crowner — crown·er …   English syllables

  • crowner — Same as coroner …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Crowner John Mysteries — The Crowner John Mysteries are a series of novels by Bernard Knight following the fictional life of one Sir John de Wolfe, a former Crusading Knight appointed to the office of Keeper of the Pleas of the King s Crown (custos placitorum coronas)… …   Wikipedia

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