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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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Examples from the web for interrogatory
  • The count threatened the martyrs in a second and a third interrogatory.
  • The interrogatory is frequently employed by the orator, and when wisely used is irresistible.
  • Each interrogatory in a set shall be separately set forth and identified by number or letter.
  • Check the box next to each interrogatory you want the answering party to answer.
  • Each interrogatory must state in concise language the information requested.
  • Each interrogatory shall be answered separately and fully under oath or affirmation.
  • The first interrogatory in appellant's third set of discovery requests seeks a list of all vehicles that could possibly.
British Dictionary definitions for interrogatory

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 interrogatory
adj.

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

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