- of the nature of, pertaining to, or occurring in conversation: interlocutory instruction.
- interjected into the main course of speech.
- pronounced during the course of an action, as a decision; not finally decisive of a case.
- pertaining to an intermediate decision.
Origin of interlocutory
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Examples from the Web for interlocutory
Let the manner of your teaching them be very often interlocutory, or by way of questions.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)
That must be pendente lite, an interlocutory proceeding, in the action.The Ivory Gate, a new edition
Appeals to Rome lay from interlocutory as well as final judgments.
Affidavits on interlocutory proceedings could only be made upon oath.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume I (of 2)
Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
Moreover he had theoretically a right to appeal to the inquisitor-general from this, as from all other interlocutory sentences.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
- law pronounced during the course of proceedings; provisionalan interlocutory injunction
- interposed, as into a conversation, narrative, etc
- of, relating to, or characteristic of dialogue
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