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INTERROGATORY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does interrogatory mean? 

INTERROGATORY (noun)
  The noun INTERROGATORY has 1 sense:

1. formal systematic questioning

  Familiarity information: INTERROGATORY used as a noun is very rare.


INTERROGATORY (adjective)
  The adjective INTERROGATORY has 1 sense:

1. relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

  Familiarity information: INTERROGATORY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERROGATORY (noun)


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Meaning:

Formal systematic questioning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

interrogatory; examination; interrogation

Hypernyms ("interrogatory" is a kind of...):

inquiring; questioning (a request for information)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "interrogatory"):

catechism (a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views)

deposition ((law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office)

inquisition (a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals))

third degree (interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession)

cross-examination ((law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination)

direct examination ((law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness)

redirect examination; reexamination ((law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination)

interview (the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists)

debriefing (report of a mission or task)


INTERROGATORY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

Synonyms:

asking; interrogatory; interrogative

Antonym:

declaratory (relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration)


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