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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French enqueste and Medieval Latin inquesta; equivalent to en- +‎ quest; ultimately from Latin inquīsita.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛnˈkwɛst(ə)/, /inˈkwɛst(ə)/

NounEdit

enquest (plural enquestes)

  1. A jury trial; a session of court with jurors in attendance.
  2. A group or body of jurors at a trial or inquest.
  3. (rare) A review or inquest of land or titles to determine fees.
  4. (rare, Late Middle English) A quest, mission, or search.
  5. (rare, Late Middle English) A petition or asking.

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