Meaning of interlocutory in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊt(ə)ri/


  • 1Law
    (of a decree or judgement) given provisionally during the course of a legal action.

    ‘an interlocutory injunction’
    • ‘This is entirely consistent with the familiar field of interlocutory injunctions granted ex parte.’
    • ‘In that case the Court of Appeal refused to grant an interlocutory injunction restraining breach of confidence or breach of copyright.’
    • ‘The plaintiff had failed to satisfy Justice Himel that an interim interlocutory injunction should be granted.’
    • ‘Appeals of interlocutory orders of Superior Court judges are heard by the Divisional Court.’
    • ‘I think there was actually a separate application for an interlocutory injunction, was there not?’
  • 2 rare Relating to dialogue.


Late 15th century from medieval Latin interlocutorius, from Latin interloqui ‘interrupt’ (see interlocutor).