interrogatory

Definitions of interrogatory
  1. adjective
    relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
    synonyms: interrogative
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    Antonyms:
    asserting, declarative, declaratory
    relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
  2. noun
    formal systematic questioning
    synonyms: examination, interrogation
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    catechism
    a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
    deposition
    (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
    inquisition
    a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
    third degree
    interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
    cross-examination
    (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
    direct examination
    (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
    redirect examination, reexamination
    (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
    interview
    the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists
    debriefing
    report of a mission or task
    employment interview, job interview
    an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment
    telephone interview
    an interview conducted over the telephone
    type of:
    inquiring, questioning
    a request for information
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