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in·ter·rog·a·to·ry

 (ĭn′tə-rŏg′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
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.

interrogatory

(ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
expressing or involving a question
n, pl -tories
a question or interrogation
ˌinterˈrogatorily adv

in•ter•rog•a•to•ry

(ˌɪn təˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj., n., pl. -to•ries. adj.
1. conveying or expressing a question.
n.
2. a question; inquiry.
3. (in law) a formal or written question.
[1525–35; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interrogatory - formal systematic questioning
inquiring, questioning - a request for information
catechism - a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
deposition - (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
inquisition - a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
third degree - interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
cross-examination - (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
direct examination - (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
redirect examination, reexamination - (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
interview - the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists; "my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds"
debriefing - report of a mission or task
Adj.1.interrogatory - relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogationinterrogatory - relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
asserting, declarative, declaratory - relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration

interrogatory

noun
Law. A request for data:
Translations

interrogatory

[ˌɪntəˈrɒgətərɪ] ADJinterrogante

interrogatory

adjfragend
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The moment of transition from same-sex to cross-sex cases arrives interrogatorily. "If same-sex sexual injury can be phantasmatic, and based as much on desire as its opposite, why not also its cross-sex counterpart?" (137) This question is the analytic bridge built to the queer project of "asking whether, when a woman claims that [she has been sexually injured], we should believe her, or think her claim of injury is reasonable." (138) On this logic, recalling Halley's reconstruction of Oncale, the reason to be skeptical of women who say men harmed them sexually is the same as the reason to be skeptical of (homophobic) men who say that they have been sexually injured by other men: they may profess that they did not want it, but actually--they did.