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adj. Law
Determining a matter during the course of a case and not part of a final decision: an interlocutory decree.
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(ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
1. (Law) law pronounced during the course of proceedings; provisional: an interlocutory injunction.
2. interposed, as into a conversation, narrative, etc
3. of, relating to, or characteristic of dialogue
ˌinterˈlocutorily adv
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(ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

1. of the nature of, pertaining to, or occurring in conversation.
2. interjected into the main course of speech.
3. Law. (of a decision, decree, etc.) not finally decisive of a case.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin]
in`ter•loc′u•to`ri•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.interlocutory - consisting of dialogue
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Deputy Minister Erkin Checheibayev replied that there is a definition of "handling" in annex 1 of interlocutory decree.
In an interpleader action, the court initially determines the right of the plaintiff to interplead the funds; if that right is sustained, an interlocutory decree is entered which requires the defendants to interplead and litigate their claims to the funds.
In the next paragraph, Judge Loughran put the case for the lady in question, who charged plaintiff with having deceived her by false representations in respect to the effectiveness of her interlocutory decree. On that basis, she demanded a judgment (1) dismissing his complaint in this annulment action; (2) separating her from his bed and board forever, upon the ground of his abandonment of her; (3) awarding her alimony; and (4) permitting her to recover monies which she claimed she had lent him.