interlocutory
in·ter·loc·u·to·ry /ˌin-tər-'lä-kyə-ˌtōr-ē/ adj [Medieval Latin interlocutorius, from Late Latin interloqui to pronounce an interlocutory sentence, from Latin, to speak between]: not final or definitive
an interlocutory order; broadly: made or done during the progress of an action esp. when delay would cause irreversible injury
an interlocutory appeal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

interlocutory
adjective interim, intermedial, intermediary, intervening, interventional, nonfinal, nonpermanent, not final, provisional, provisory, temporary, tentative, transient, transitory associated concepts: interlocutory appeal, interlocutory costs, interlocutory decree, interlocutory injunction, interlocutory order, interlocutory rulings

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


interlocutory
adj.
Temporary; provisional; issued as a temporary stopgap measure while a lawsuit proceeds.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


interlocutory
not final, while the action is still proceeding.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


interlocutory
Provisional and not intended to by final. This usually refers to court orders which are temporary. See: interlocutory decree
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


interlocutory
adj. Of an order, that it is temporary, pending a trial on the merits.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


interlocutory
Provisional; interim; temporary; not final; that which intervenes between the beginning and the end of a lawsuit or proceeding to either decide a particular point or matter that is not the final issue of the entire controversy or prevent irreparable harm during the pendency of the lawsuit.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


interlocutory
I
Provisional; interim; temporary; not final; that which intervenes between the beginning and the end of a lawsuit or proceeding to either decide a particular point or matter that is not the final issue of the entire controversy or prevent irreparable harm during the pendency of the lawsuit.
II Temporary; provisional; interim; not final.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

interlocutory
adj.
   provisional and not intended to be final. This usually refers to court orders which are temporary.
   See also: interlocutory decree

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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