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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.
expressing or involving a question
n, pl -tories
a question or interrogation
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]
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|Noun||1.||interrogatory - formal systematic questioning|
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 interrogation|