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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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INTERROGATOR, n. Gen. in pl. Sc. Law: a question put, or drawn up to be put, to an accused person or witness in a court of law, equivalent to the Eng. term interrogatory. [ɪntə′rəgətər]Sc. 1709 Earls Crm. (Fraser 1876) II. 110:
The four witnesses adduced by the advocat being fully examined on all his interrogators, in open court and in presence of the jurie.
Sc. 1721 R. Wodrow Sufferings I. 199:
In answering some Interrogators Bishop Sharp put to him, Mr Smith did not give him his Titles, and called him only Sir.

[O.Sc. interrogatour, in pl., from 1543, ad. Fr. interrogatoire, the questioning and answers of an accused person, Med.Lat. interrogatorius, interrogatory. For the form cf. Interlocutor.]

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