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Interrogation meaning

interrogation - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.
  2. 2. A question put; an inquiry.
  3. 3. A point, mark, or sign, thus [?], indicating that the sentence with which it is connected is a question. It is used to express doubt, or to mark a query. Called also interrogation point.
  4. 4. A term that describes vigorous questioning, usually by the police of a suspect in custody. Other than providing his name and address, the suspect is not obligated to answer the questions, and the fact that he has remained silent generally cannot be used by the prosecution to help prove that he is guilty of a crime. If the suspect has asked for a lawyer, the police must cease questioning. If they do not, they cannot use the answers against the suspect at trial.
  5. 5. Act of questioning; question; mark(?) denoting a question.
  6. 6. Interregative.

interrogation - examples of usage

  1. Liza looked at the mother in interrogation. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. She looked almost stern, so that Mary, trying to smile at her, only succeeded in producing a silent stare of interrogation. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Bright little bundles of yellow fur they seem, full of tricks and whims, with pointed faces that change only from exclamation to interrogation points, and back again. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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