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interlocutory

Syllabification: in·ter·loc·u·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈläkyəˌtôrē
 
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Definition of interlocutory in English:

adjective

1 Law (Of a decree or judgment) given provisionally during the course of a legal action.
Example sentences
  • This is entirely consistent with the familiar field of interlocutory injunctions granted ex parte.
  • In that case the Court of Appeal refused to grant an interlocutory injunction restraining breach of confidence or breach of copyright.
  • The plaintiff had failed to satisfy Justice Himel that an interim interlocutory injunction should be granted.
2 rare Of or relating to dialogue or conversation.

Origin

late 15th century: from medieval Latin interlocutorius, from Latin interloqui 'interrupt' (see interlocutor).

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