Interrogation

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Definition: Interrogation


Quick Summary of Interrogation


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.




What is the dictionary definition of Interrogation?

Dictionary Definition


  1. The act of interrogating or questioning; examination by questions; inquiry.
  2. A question put; an inquiry.
  3. ?, Indicates that the sentence with which it is connected is a question. It is used to express doubt, or to mark a query. Also called an interrogation point or question mark.

Synonyms For Interrogation


interrogative, interrogative sentence, question, examination, interrogatory

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Interrogation are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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