interrogation
I noun careen izati on, cross-examination, examination, exploration, formal questioning, grilling, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, interrogate, investigation, percontatio, probe, quaestio, query, questioning, scrutiny, search, taking information associated concepts: grand jury inquiry, interrogation of a party to an action, interrogation of a witness II index cross-examination, cross-questioning, examination (test), hearing, indagation, inquest, inquiry (request for information), inquiry (systematic investigation), investigation, question (inquiry), test

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


interrogation
Vigorous questioning, usually by the police of a suspect in custody. Other than providing their names and addresses, suspects are not obligated to answer the questions, which must be preceded by Miranda warnings. When suspects refuse to answer, their silence generally cannot be used by the prosecution to help prove that they are guilty of a crime. If the suspect has asked for a lawyer, the police must cease questioning. If they continue to question, they usually cannot use the answers against the suspect at trial. (See also: Miranda warnings)
Category: Criminal Law
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


interrogation
n. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

interrogation
n.
   questioning of a suspect or witness by law enforcement authorities. Once a person being questioned is arrested (is a "prime" suspect), he/she is entitled to be informed of his/her legal rights, and in no case may the interrogation violate rules of due process.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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