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  • 1 inquiry — inquiry, inquisition, investigation, inquest, probe, research all mean a search for truth, knowledge, or information. Inquiry is the most general of these terms, applicable to such search regardless of the means (as questioning, observation, or… …

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  • 2 Judicial review in English Law — Judicial review is a procedure in English administrative law by which the courts supervise the exercise of public power on the application of an individual. A person who feels that an exercise of such power by a government authority, such as a… …

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  • 3 inquiry — in·qui·ry / in ˌkwīr ē, in kwīr ē; in kwə rē, iŋ / n pl ries 1: a request for information such doubt as would cause a reasonable person to make an inquiry 2: a systematic official investigation often of a matter of public interest esp. by a body… …

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  • 4 Judicial Commission of New South Wales — The Judicial Commission of New South Wales is a statutory corporation that provides continuing education to and examines complaints made against judicial officers in New South Wales, a State of Australia. The commission is headed by the Chief… …

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  • 5 Judicial review in English law — See also: Judicial review Judicial review is a procedure in English administrative law by which the courts in England and Wales supervise the exercise of public power on the application of an individual. A person who feels that an exercise of… …

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  • 6 inquiry — in|quir|y W3 enquiry [ınˈkwaıəri US ınˈkwaıri, ˈıŋkwəri] n plural inquiries 1.) a question you ask in order to get information inquiry about ▪ We re getting a lot of inquiries about our new London Rio service. inquiry from ▪ inquiries from… …

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  • 7 inquiry — enquire, enquiry, inquire, inquiry The forms in en and in have long been largely interchangeable. At present the in forms are dominant in all meanings in AmE, whereas in BrE there is a tendency to prefer the in forms for official or formal types… …

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  • 8 judicial — adjective a judicial inquiry Syn: legal, juridical, judicatory; official …

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  • 9 Timeline of official languages policy in Canada — Because the country contains two major language groups, in Canada Official languages policy has always been an important and high profile area of public policy. In an exhaustive 1971 study of Canadian language law prepared for the Royal… …

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  • 10 Iraq Inquiry — Other names Chilcot Inquiry Participants Sir John Chilcot, Sir Lawrence Freedman, Sir Martin Gilbert, Sir Roderic Lyne, Baroness Prashar Location London, England Date …

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  • 11 Hutton Inquiry — The Hutton Inquiry was a British judicial inquiry chaired by Lord Hutton, appointed by the United Kingdom Labour government with the terms of reference ...urgently to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr… …

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  • 12 Court of Inquiry — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …

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  • 13 The Shipman Inquiry — was the report produced by a British governmental investigation into the activities of general practitioner and serial killer Harold Shipman. Shipman was caught in 1998 and the inquiry commenced after his trial in 2000. It released its findings… …

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  • 14 Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry — The Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry was a judicial inquiry into allegations of conflict of interest, bribery and misappropriation of funds around computer leasing contracts entered into by Toronto, Ontario s municipal government in 1998 and 1999 …

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  • 15 inquest — in·quest / in ˌkwest/ n [Anglo French enqueste, from Old French, ultimately from Latin inquirere to ask about, from in within, into + quaerere to seek] 1: a judicial or official inquiry or examination often before a jury a coroner s inquest… …

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  • 16 inquisition — inquisitional, adj. /in kweuh zish euhn, ing /, n. 1. an official investigation, esp. one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel… …

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  • 17 inquest — A legal inquiry into the cause of sudden, violent, or mysterious death. [L. in, in, + quaero, pp. quaesitus, to seek] * * * in·quest in .kwest n a judicial or official inquiry esp. before a jury to determine the cause of a violent or unexpected… …

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  • 18 inquisition — in·qui·si·tion /ˌin kwə zi shən, ˌiŋ / n 1: the act of inquiring or examining 2: a judicial or official inquiry or examination usu. before a jury; also: the finding that results from such an inquiry Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …

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  • 19 inquisition — in•qui•si•tion [[t]ˌɪn kwəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌɪŋ [/t]] n. 1) an official investigation, esp. one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel… …

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  • 20 question — I. n. 1. Interrogation, examination, inquiry, act of asking. 2. Interrogatory, query, inquiry. 3. Discussion, inquiry, debate, disquisition, investigation, trial, examination. 4. Dispute, controversy, doubt, verbal contest. 5. Proposition, motion …

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