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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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If, instead, the plaintiff is the reluctant party, it is unlikely that the plaintiff would be induced to settle either earlier or later than would have been the case had the opportunity for interlocutory appeal been absent; the plaintiff is in a better position after the liability judgment than before it.
On July 1, 2005, Bazy filed with the ALJ a motion for interlocutory review of the June 21, 2005, Order, and requested the ALJ to stay the production of the disputed documents pending the interlocutory review request.
MTV Networks Europe had filed a lawsuit with the district court in Asker and Baerum, seeking an interlocutory injunction to prohibit Canal Digital Kabel TV from removing the TV channel MTV from its Basic Tier.
He has secured injunctions, handled interlocutory applications and his advocacy work to date includes representing an asset finance company at a trial involving allegations of fraud, forgery and extortion.
They will also seek an interlocutory injunction pending the hearing of their appeal,
concluded the arbitration clauses are "facially even-handed" in requiring both sides to arbitrate and allowing both to seek interlocutory judicial relief.
Bank of America had then sought and obtained an interlocutory appeal to the Eighth Circuit to determine whether the denial of its motion to dismiss was proper.
Dismissing the application, the judge, sitting in London, said, "At this interlocutory stage, it's insufficiently arguable that there's a case in common law contempt to render it appropriate to grant this injunction.
The interlocutory hearing, a curtain-raiser to a case expected to last five days, heard legal arguments by Mr Butler and barrister Nigel Grundy for Flintshire County Council.
17) Unhappy litigants may want to pursue an immediate interlocutory appeal of the class certification decision.