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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.


(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


(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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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.
charged plaintiff with having deceived her by false representations in respect to the effectiveness of her interlocutory decree.
Although it is not unusual for parties to appeal a final judgment on issues related to the accounting, a requirement that all potential liability issues related to the interlocutory decree be raised during the interlocutory appeal would be more efficient.