De Officio Coronatoris Law and Legal Definition

De Officio Coronatoris is the statute of 4 Edward the First (1276) prescribing the principal functions and duties of the coroner, and specifically his duties in holding inquests.

“The statute de officio coronatoris, 4 Edw. I. (in affirmance of the common law), defined the powers of the coroner, and this statute is the basis of his modern jurisdiction.” [Palenzke v. Bruning, 98 Ill. App. 644 (Ill. App. Ct. 1901)].