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interrogatory

[in-tuh-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌɪn təˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
conveying or expressing a question; interrogative.
noun, plural interrogatories.
2.
a question; inquiry.
3.
Law. a formal or written question.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Late Latin interrogātōrius. See interrogate, -tory1
Related forms
interrogatorily
[in-tuh-rog-uh-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-, -rog-uh-tawr-, -tohr-] /ˌɪn təˈrɒg əˌtɔr ə li, -ˌtoʊr-, -ˌrɒg əˈtɔr-, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
uninterrogatory, adjective
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  • Whereupon they concluded for the future to hold his interrogatories in the night.
British Dictionary definitions for interrogatories

interrogatories

/ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪz; -trɪz/
plural noun
1.
(law) written questions asked by one party to a suit, to which the other party has to give written answers under oath

interrogatory

/ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
expressing or involving a question
noun (pl) -tories
2.
a question or interrogation
Derived Forms
interrogatorily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interrogatories

interrogatory

adj.

1570s, from Late Latin interrogatorius "consisting of questions," from past participle stem of interrogare (see interrogation).

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