Asking a question; of the nature of a question; interrogative.
n. pl. in·ter·rog·a·to·ries
A written or oral question that must be answered under oath and is asked by a party in a lawsuit of another party or of a potential witness prior to trial.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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