from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially.
- n. The performer in a minstrel show who is placed midway between the end men and engages in banter with them.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who takes part in dialogue or conversation.
- n. A man in the middle of the line in a minstrel show who questions the end men and acts as leader.
- n. An interlocutory judgement or sentence.
- n. A decree of a court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who takes part in dialogue or conversation; a talker, interpreter, or questioner.
- n. An interlocutory judgment or sentence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who speaks in a dialogue or takes part in a conversation.
- n. In Scots law, a judgment or sentence pronounced in the course of a suit, but which does not finally determine the cause.
- n. In negro minstrelsy, the middleman. See middleman, 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
- n. a person who takes part in a conversation
A noun-form of Latin interloquor ("speak between, issue an interlocutory decree"), from inter- + loquor ("speak"). (Wiktionary)
From French interlocutoire, from Latin interlocūtōrium. (Wiktionary)