A public officer whose primary function is to investigate by inquest any death thought to be of other than natural causes.(noun)
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Use "coroner" in a sentence
"The term coroner is derived from the Anglo-Norman word, corouner."
"As a dark-skinned zombie who has had the benefit of spending time in coroner autopsy rooms looking at a wide range of actual dead bodies, I have a sense of what brown dead bodies look like."
"And one of them — the guy who played the munchkin coroner — even sublimely dozes off during the chatty, chirpy interview, which you can watch here:"