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  1. a public official who presides over an inquest into unnatural deaths.
    a coroner may also be known as a medical examiner, or ME, if he or she holds a medical degree and performs autopsies.
    • The edict that formally established the Coroners was Article 20 of the "Articles of Eyre" in September 1194.
  2. a medical doctor who performs autopsies and determines time and cause of death from a scientific standpoint.
    This definition applies only to some countries (e.g., Canada), and not others (e.g., the USA).

A coroner is an official responsible for investigating deaths, particularly some of those happening under unusual circumstances, and determining the cause of death. The additional roles and qualifications of the coroner vary significantly not only by country but by jurisdiction.



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