Etymology
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interrogatory (adj.)

"containing or expressing a question," 1570s, from Late Latin interrogatorius "consisting of questions," from past participle stem of Latin interrogare "to ask, question, inquire; interrogate judicially, cross-examine," from inter "between" (see inter-) + rogare "to ask, to question," apparently a figurative use of a PIE verb meaning literally "to stretch out (the hand)," from root *reg- "move in a straight line."

updated on April 28, 2017

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Definitions of interrogatory from WordNet
1
interrogatory (n.)
formal systematic questioning;
2
interrogatory (adj.)
relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation;
Synonyms: interrogative
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