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Asking a question; of the nature of a question; interrogative.
n. pl. in·ter·rog·a·to·ries Law
A written or oral question that must be answered under oath and is asked by a party in a lawsuit of another party or of a potential witness prior to trial.

in′ter·rog′a·to′ri·ly adv.


(ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪz; -trɪz)
pl n
(Law) law written questions asked by one party to a suit, to which the other party has to give written answers under oath
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Then, having removed a plank from his floor, and nothing remaining but a simple ceiling between him and the room beneath, in which the interrogatories were made, he heard all that passed between the inquisitors and the accused.
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A note couched in precise terms, containing special interrogatories, was then drawn up and addressed to the Observatory of Cambridge in Massachusetts.
were pondering over the string of rather abstruse grammatical interrogatories I had propounded, I was at liberty to employ the vacant half hour in further observing the directress herself.
I have the report of the interrogatories here, by me.
The night was cold and still; the family had all retired to rest but Villefort, who alone remained up, and worked till five o'clock in the morning, reviewing the last interrogatories made the night before by the examining magistrates, compiling the depositions of the witnesses, and putting the finishing stroke to the deed of accusation, which was one of the most energetic and best conceived of any he had yet delivered.
After each of these interrogatories, she has inclined her head.
Duncan affected not to comprehend the meaning of their repeated and violent interrogatories, while his companion was spared the effort of a similar deception by his ignorance of French.
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Neither the findings nor the paper appeared in the tenants response to the landlords interrogatories, as required by the scheduling order.
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