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Definition of "interlocutory" [in•ter•loc•u•to•ry]

  • Law Pronounced or decided during the course of an action or suit and merely temporary or provisional in nature: an interlocutory decree. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interlocutory" in a sentence
  • "The discourse in interlocutory; as Peter in the foregoing chapter, so Thomas, and Philip, and Jude, in this interposed their thoughts upon what he said, according to the liberty he was pleased to allow them."
  • "They're objecting to everything, entering what are called interlocutory appeals."
  • "He throws a copy of this at the Master, and the Master tries to get the hang of it while the bear is snarling; but the other bear is by now beside himself with rage, and he begins putting in what are called interlocutory snarls, so that the Master gets terribly confused, though he doesn't let on."