Definition of interlocutory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊt(ə)ri/


1 Law (Of a decree or judgement) given provisionally during the course of a legal action: an interlocutory injunction
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  • 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 Relating to dialogue.


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

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