- conveying or expressing a question; interrogative.
- a question; inquiry.
- Law. a formal or written question.
Origin of interrogatory
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Examples from the Web for interrogatories
The interrogatories are to continue for three days, and the evidence is to be written down.Laws
He stood like a statue in the middle of the floor, and made no reply to the interrogatories.In School and Out
Of course I saw that these interrogatories were meant for me.The Quadroon
The answer to all these interrogatories is one and the some.The Ocean Waifs
Learn the lines one at a time by the method of interrogatories.One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed
C. A. Bogardus
- law written questions asked by one party to a suit, to which the other party has to give written answers under oath
- expressing or involving a question
- a question or interrogation
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Word Origin and History for interrogatories
1570s, from Late Latin interrogatorius "consisting of questions," from past participle stem of interrogare (see interrogation).
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