[ in-tuh-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˌɪn təˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


conveying or expressing a question; interrogative.

noun, plural in·ter·rog·a·to·ries.

a question; inquiry.
Law. a formal or written question.

Origin of interrogatory

From the Late Latin word interrogātōrius, dating back to 1525–35. See interrogate, -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM interrogatory

in·ter·rog·a·to·ri·ly [in-tuh-rog-uh-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-, -rog-uh-tawr-, -tohr-] /ˌɪn təˈrɒg əˌtɔr ə li, -ˌtoʊr-, -ˌrɒg əˈtɔr-, -ˈtoʊr-/, adverbun·in·ter·rog·a·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for interrogatory

/ (ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətərɪ, -trɪ) /


expressing or involving a question

noun plural -tories

a question or interrogation

Derived forms of interrogatory

interrogatorily, adverb
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