coroner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English coroner, from Old French curuner, from Medieval Latin custos placitorum coronae (guardian of the crown's pleas). The function was originally to protect royal properties.

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coroner (plural coroners)

  1. A public official who presides over an inquest into unnatural deaths, cases of treasure trove, and debris from shipwrecks.
  2. (Canada, US) A medical doctor who performs autopsies and determines time and cause of death from a scientific standpoint.
  3. The administrative head of a sheading.

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Noun[edit]

coroner m (plural coroners)

  1. coroner (in English-speaking countries)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

corōner

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of corōnō

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French curuner; equivalent to coroune +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuˈruːneːr/, /ˈkruːneːr/, /kuruˈneːr/, /ˈkurunər/

Noun[edit]

coroner (plural coroners)

  1. A (medieval) coroner (a royal officer who helps administer law and the courts)

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin corōnāre, present active infinitive of corōnō (I crown).

Verb[edit]

coroner

  1. to crown (make into a monarch)

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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