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interlocutory

[ in-ter-lok-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈlɒk yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
of the nature of, pertaining to, or occurring in conversation: interlocutory instruction.
interjected into the main course of speech.
Law.
  1. pronounced during the course of an action, as a decision; not finally decisive of a case.
  2. pertaining to an intermediate decision.
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Origin of interlocutory

From the Medieval Latin word interlocūtōrius, dating back to 1580–90. See interlocutor, -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM interlocutory

in·ter·loc·u·to·ri·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interlocutory

interlocutory
/ (ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
law pronounced during the course of proceedings; provisionalan interlocutory injunction
interposed, as into a conversation, narrative, etc
of, relating to, or characteristic of dialogue

Derived forms of interlocutory

interlocutorily, adverb
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