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interrogatory

Syllabification: in·ter·rog·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)əˈräɡəˌtôrē
 
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Definition of interrogatory in English:

adjective

Conveying the force of a question; questioning: the guard moves away with an interrogatory stare
More example sentences
  • Since you are not an investigator, save additional interrogatory questions for those who are.
  • Professor Ruse's interrogatory title probably reflects a vital question for important sectors of American society.
  • But snobbery aside, could it be that a fashion for interrogatory esotericism does not stop with dusty academics?

noun (plural interrogatories)

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A written question that is formally put to one party in a case by another party and that must be answered.
Example sentences
  • The Former Directors have offered to answer written interrogatories from the Insurer and to have such answers included in sworn affidavits.
  • He also claims it is unconstitutional to even require him to provide the discovery information the plaintiffs seek in the case - answers to interrogatories, and copies of documents.
  • He would have to answer written interrogatories.

Origin

mid 16th century: the noun from medieval Latin interrogatoria, plural of interrogatorium; the adjective from late Latin interrogatorius, based on Latin interrogare (see interrogate).

Words that rhyme with interrogatory

derogatory, supererogatory

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