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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An official whose duty is to find out the cause of any death that does not seem to be due to natural causes.

Usage examples (40)
  • The coroner studied the corpse for any unusual markings.
  • The term coroner is derived from the Anglo-Norman word, corouner.
  • So he called the coroner's office and got the file.
  • Later, he called the coroner again, who seemed irritated now. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I ran into the "coroner" (official who conducts inquiries into the causes of certain deaths) on the "corner" (the point where two streets meet) near the town hall.
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