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interlocutory

[in-ter-lok-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of the nature of, pertaining to, or occurring in conversation:
interlocutory instruction.
2.
interjected into the main course of speech.
3.
Law.
  1. pronounced during the course of an action, as a decision; not finally decisive of a case.
  2. pertaining to an intermediate decision.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin interlocūtōrius. See interlocutor, -tory1
Related forms
interlocutorily, adverb
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  • We therefore dismiss the interlocutory appeal as moot.
  • In such cases, the interlocutory should be notified no later than two months from the opening of the original discovery period.
  • interlocutory review will only result in substantial delay.
British Dictionary definitions for interlocutory

interlocutory

/ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
(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
Derived Forms
interlocutorily, adverb
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