inquiry


noun, plural in·quir·ies.

  1. a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge.
  2. an investigation, as into an incident: a Congressional inquiry into the bribery charges.
  3. the act of inquiring or of seeking information by questioning; interrogation.
  4. a question; query.

noun plural -ries

  1. a request for information; a question
  2. an investigation, esp a formal one conducted into a matter of public concern by a body constituted for that purpose by a government, local authority, or other organization
n.

mid-15c., enquery, from enquere (see inquire). Respelled from mid-16c. to conform to Latin.

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