- 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 interrogatory
"This is a grateful day for women," thought Vernon, looking the interrogatory.The Incomplete Amorist
The interrogatory of the prisoner was followed by a brief commotion in court.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
You are immensely illiterate; but I will reply to your interrogatory.The Politician Out-Witted
This interrogatory was the last undergone by Captain Wright.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
Then, to repeat my interrogatory, what was you a doing of with the kitten in the hogshead?Paul Prescott's Charge
- expressing or involving a question
- a question or interrogation
Word Origin and History for interrogatory
1570s, from Late Latin interrogatorius "consisting of questions," from past participle stem of interrogare (see interrogation).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper