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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Determining a matter during the course of a case and not part of a final decision.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting in or partaking of the character of dialogue; pertaining to, characterized by, or participating in conversation; conversational: as, interlocutory instruction; an interlocutory encounter.
  • Spoken intermediately; interjected into the main course of speech; specifically, in law, uttered or promulgated incidentally; not determinative or final in purport: as, an interlocutory argument; an interlocutory order, decree, or judgment (that is, one relating to a particular question or point in a case, but not to the final issue).
  • In law, intermediately transacted; taking place apart from the main course of a cause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Interpolated discussion or dialogue.
  • adjective Consisting of, or having the nature of, dialogue; conversational.
  • adjective (Law) Intermediate; not final or definitive; made or done during the progress of an action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to dialogue or conversation.
  • adjective Interjected into something spoken.
  • adjective law Expressed during a legal action that awaits final decision.
  • adjective law Of or pertaining to legal action that is temporary or provisional.
  • noun rare A person engaged in a conversation, an interlocutor.
  • noun Interpolated discussion or dialogue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective consisting of dialogue

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