Interrogatory In`ter*rog"a*to*ry, n.; pl. {Interrogatories}. [Cf. F. interrogatoire.] A formal question or inquiry; esp. (Law), a question or series of questions asked in writing, usually as part of a lawsuit. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • interrogatory — in·ter·rog·a·to·ry /ˌin tə rä gə ˌtōr ē/ n pl ries: a written question required by law to be answered under the direction of a court; esp: a written question directed by one party to another regarding information that is within the scope of… …   Law dictionary

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  • interrogatory — [in΄tə räg′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL interrogatorius] expressing or implying a question n. pl. interrogatories a formal question or set of questions; specif., a written question or set of questions to be answered in writing under oath as by a witness in… …   English World dictionary

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  • interrogatory — adj. & n. adj. questioning; of or suggesting enquiry (an interrogatory eyebrow). n. (pl. ies) a formal set of questions, esp. Law one formally put to an accused person etc. Etymology: LL interrogatorius (as INTERROGATE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • interrogatory — I. noun (plural ries) Date: 1515 a formal question or inquiry; especially a written question required to be answered under direction of a court II. adjective Date: 1576 interrogative …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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