interrogatory


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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.
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interrogatory

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

noun
Law. A request for data:
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Translations

interrogatory

[ˌɪntəˈrɒgətərɪ] ADJinterrogante
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interrogatory

adjfragend
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"Monsieur le vicomte, I will push my interrogatory no further, and reproach myself with having carried it so far.
It was therefore at the third door that those who solicited or were bidden to an audience underwent their formal interrogatory.
From a room near the chamber of Mademoiselle Stangerson, he had heard the interrogatory and now came to recount it to my friend with great exactitude, aided by an excellent memory.
A pair of slipshod feet shuffled, hastily, across the bare floor of the room, as this interrogatory was put; and there issued, from a door on the right hand; first, a feeble candle: and next, the form of the same individual who has been heretofore described as labouring under the infirmity of speaking through his nose, and officiating as waiter at the public-house on Saffron Hill.
In such a case, he said, not only were there very pretty pickings, in the way of arguments at every stage of the proceedings, and mountains upon mountains of evidence on interrogatory and counter-interrogatory
Venerable trapper, our communications have a recent origin, or thy interrogatory might have a tendency to embroil us in angry disputation.
Moncharmin interfered and conducted the interrogatory, whence it appeared that Mme.
It is no wonder that they overcame the French so easily on the water, when even the lowest sailor so well understood the different parts of a vessel.” But Billy Kirby was a fearless wight, and had great jealousy of foreign dictation; he had risen on his feet, and turned his back to the fire, during the voluble delivery of this interrogatory; and when the steward ended, contrary to all expectation, he gave the following spirited reply:
"But it is no Manatorian name." The statement was half interrogatory, for Gahan's curiosity was aroused.
At a hearing to sequester the file, plaintiff testified the complaint contained statements that he was a "dutiful husband" and that he "had done nothing to justify [defendant's] conduct during the marriage." Several months later, defense counsel propounded an interrogatory asking plaintiff for detailed disclosures concerning any acts of adultery occurring during the parties' marriage.
Rather, the interrogatories seek information that the Respondents may have, based on their experience, as to the weight that the Government of Cambodia may give the six factors identified in Interrogatory No.
"We are aware of no authority, and the City cites none, permitting a litigant to ignore the absolute duty to disclose imposed by [Supreme Court rules] merely because an expert-witness interrogatory is fortuitously assigned a number beyond the number of interrogatories permitted by local court rule," Martin wrote.