An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire, with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent, sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred.
(Lat, corona, a crown; the pronunciation "crowner" is therefore legitimate.) A municipal officer charged with the duty of cutting up the unfortunate to see if they are dead. They always are. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary, s. v. Coroner
A public official whose primary function is to investigate by inquest any death thought to be of other than natural causes. This is sometimes an elected position, and the individual may not have a medical background. (See Medical Examiner)
is elected by voters to investigate deaths and issue death certificates. The Coroner is a physician trained and board certified in Forensic Pathology, which is the branch of medicine concerned with the investigation of sudden and unexpected violent or suspicious deaths.
A public official and in some cases a constitutional officer whose duty it is to investigate the case of death if it appears to be from other than natural causes, or if there was no physician in attendance for a long time prior to death.
The coroner is a type of Judge who is obliged to hold an inquest into any violent or unnatural death or a sudden death of unknown cause or if the deceased died in prison or in such circumstances as to require an inquest. The coroner is only required to establish who the deceased was, how, when and where he came to his or her death.
Coroner is the penultimate release by the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner. It is technically a compilation album, although it features new material as well as selected songs from the band's previous albums. It is also regarded as their final album, even though it was succeeded by a final compilation of unreleased material in 1996, titled The Unknown Unreleased Tracks 1985-95.