coroner coroner  /ˈkɔ rə nər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes

Usage(s):

  1. A British coroner asks police to investigate the death of the Princess of Wales, reviving all those wild conspiracy theories.
  2. A local coroner says sickle cell trait, not an altercation with boot camp guards, killed Anderson.
  3. The judge, coroner Scott Baker, then told them he would accept a majority decision of nine jurors.

News

  1. Coroner: 1 victim in Pa. fire had drugs in system

    A coroner says a man who died in house fire that killed four children and two adults in eastern Pennsylvania on Mother's Day had drugs in his system.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WTRF Wheeling

  2. Coroner IDs victim of Billings ATV crash

    The Yellowstone County coroner's office has released the name of a 22-year-old man who died after a weekend all-terrain vehicle crash south of Billings.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

  3. Coroner releases report on pilot in Friday crash

    The coroner in East Baton Rouge Parish has issued his report on the death of a pilot whose small plane crashed in Baker last week.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WDSU New Orleans

Quotes

  1. "We look forward to them being able to have the autopsy today and for the coroner to be able to make a decision so the body can be released," Ingraham told reporters.
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Hubert Ingraham Source: ABC News

  2. "There's still a large number of people - in excess of 50 who are unconfirmed and essentially these are people who the coroner believes are already deceased, but are not yet identified," Brumby said.
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: John Brumby Source: FOXNews

  3. "Now that the coroner is compelled to have a jury ...... it will become clear beyond doubt that murder was committed," said al Fayed, who has claimed rumors of an impending marriage between Diana and his Muslim son infuriated the royal family.
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: al Fayed Source: Guardian Unlimited

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