interlocutory[in′tər läk′yo̵̅o̅ tôr′ē, -yə-]
interlocutory definition by Webster's New World
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- of, having the nature of, or occurring in dialogue; conversational
- interjected: interlocutory wit
- Law pronounced during the course of a suit, pending final decision; not final: an interlocutory divorce decree
Origin: Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin interlocutorius: see interlocution
interlocutory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Pronounced or decided during the course of an action or suit and merely temporary or provisional in nature: an interlocutory decree.
interlocutory - Legal Definition
Of an order, that it is temporary, pending a trial on the merits.