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inquiry

(Request for information), noun examination, examination into facts or principles, exploration, hearing, inquisition, interrogatio, interrogation, investigation, poll, probe, query, question, scrutiny, search, search for information, survey
Associated concepts: duty to inquire, inquiry into title, reaaonable inquiry, speculative inquiry
Foreign phrases: Quaerere dat sapere quae sunt legitima vere.Inquiry is the way to know what things are truly lawwul. Quaeras de dubiis legem bene discere si vis. Inquire into doubtful matters if you wish to understand the law well. Quaere de dubiis, quia per rationes pervenitur adlegitimam rationem. Inquire into doubtful matters, because by reasoning we arrive at legal reason.

inquiry

(Systematic investigation), noun analyzation, asking, assay, canvassing, cognitio, conference, delving into evidence, disquisition, examination, exploration, funnamental research, hearing, hearing of evidence, inquest, inquisitio, inquisition, interrogation, investigation, legal trial, narrow search, overview, perusal, probe, pursuit, quaestio, question, research, scrutiny, search, study, surrey, trial
Associated concepts: Grand Jury Inquiry, judicial inquiry, public inquiry
See also: analysis, canvass, case, chase, conversation, cross-questioning, deliberation, demand, discernment, discovery, experiment, hearing, indagation, inquest, inspection, interrogation, investigation, judgment, legal proceeding, market, matter, poll, probe, pursuit, quest, research, scrutiny, test, trial, voir dire

INQUIRY, WRIT OF. A writ of inquiry is one issued where a judgment has been entered in a case sounding in damages, without any particular amount being ascertained; this writ is for the purpose of ascertaining the amount to which the plaintiff is entitled. Vide Writ Of Inquiry.

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After an hour or two spent in what her mother called comfortable chat, or in other words, in every variety of inquiry concerning all their acquaintance on Mrs.
Clare paused, after hearing the reply to his inquiry, stepped out on to the walk, then turned on a sudden, and spoke again:
One branch of the inquiry treats of the Modes of Utterance.
If his Eminence entertains any suspicion against one of my Musketeers," said Treville, "the justice of Monsieur the Cardinal is so well known that I demand an inquiry.
The past and the present are within the field of my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.
Nearly the same inquiry may be made concerning a woman and a child, whether these also have their proper virtues; whether a woman ought to be temperate, brave, and just, and whether a child is temperate or no; and indeed this inquiry ought to be general, whether the virtues of those who, by nature, either govern or are governed, are the same or different; for if it is necessary that both of them should partake of the fair and good, why is it also necessary that, without exception, the one should govern, the other always be governed?
In reply to an inquiry about the convicts in the prison, Count Rostopchin shouted angrily at the governor:
The letter inclosed announced that the lost five-hundred-pound note had been made the subject of careful inquiry in Paris.
acting in concert) decided on sending a commission of inquiry to Venice, 'for the purpose of obtaining further information.
Later inquiry brought out only one fact of relevancy and significance: Mrs.
Lady Lundie opened the proceedings with the regular formula of inquiry which she had used with all the other servants
The vacant apartment to which the bill in the parlour window bore reference, appeared, on inquiry, to be a small back-room on the second floor, reclaimed from the leads, and overlooking a soot- bespeckled prospect of tiles and chimney-pots.