Interlocutory
Interlocutory In`ter*loc"u*to*ry, a. [Cf. LL. interlocutorius, F. interlocutoire.] [1913 Webster] 1. Consisting of, or having the nature of, dialogue; conversational. [1913 Webster]

Interlocutory discourses in the Holy Scriptures. --Fiddes. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Intermediate; not final or definitive; made or done during the progress of an action; as, an interlocutory judgement. [1913 Webster]

Note: An order, sentence, decree, or judgment, given in an intermediate stage between the commencement and termination of a cause, is called interlocutory. [1913 Webster]


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  • interlocutory — in·ter·loc·u·to·ry /ˌin tər lä kyə ˌtōr ē/ adj [Medieval Latin interlocutorius, from Late Latin interloqui to pronounce an interlocutory sentence, from Latin, to speak between]: not final or definitive an interlocutory order; broadly: made or… …   Law dictionary

  • Interlocutory — is a legal term which can refer to an order, sentence, decree, or judgment, given in an intermediate stage between the commencement and termination of a cause of action, used to provide a temporary or provisional decision on an issue. Thus, an… …   Wikipedia

  • interlocutory — [in΄tər läk′yo͞o tôr΄ē, in΄tər läk′yətôr΄ē] adj. [ML(Ec) interlocutorius: see INTERLOCUTION] 1. of, having the nature of, or occurring in dialogue; conversational 2. interjected [interlocutory wit] 3. Law pronounced during the course of a suit,… …   English World dictionary

  • Interlocutory — In ter*loc u*to*ry, n. [Cf. F. interlocutoire.] Interpolated discussion or dialogue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interlocutory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Law (of a decree or judgement) given provisionally during the course of a legal action. 2) relating to dialogue …   English terms dictionary

  • interlocutory — /int3rl6k(y)3tgriy/ Provisional; interim; temporary; not final. Something intervening between the commencement and the end of a suit which decides some point or matter, but is not a final decision of the whole controversy. An interlocutory order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • interlocutory — /int3rl6k(y)3tgriy/ Provisional; interim; temporary; not final. Something intervening between the commencement and the end of a suit which decides some point or matter, but is not a final decision of the whole controversy. An interlocutory order… …   Black's law dictionary

  • interlocutory — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to dialogue or conversation. [A]s he passed through the crowded anterooms . . . never did Leicester return the general greeting with such ready and condescending courtesy. . . . For all the favourite Earl had a… …   Wiktionary

  • interlocutory — adjective Date: 15th century made during the progress of a legal action and not final or definitive < an interlocutory appeal > < an interlocutory decree > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • interlocutory — /ɪntəˈlɒkjətri/ (say intuh lokyuhtree) adjective 1. of the nature of, relating to, or occurring in conversation: interlocutory instruction. 2. interjected into the main course of speech. 3. Law temporary or provisional, pending final judgement or …   Australian English dictionary

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