Definition of Investigatory

1. Adjective. Designed to find information or ascertain facts. "Investigative reporting"

Exact synonyms: Fact-finding, Investigative
Similar to: Inquiring
Derivative terms: Investigate, Investigate



Definition of Investigatory

1. Adjective. Aimed at investigating; investigative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Investigatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Investigatory

investigable
investigatable
investigate
investigated
investigates
investigating
investigation
investigational
investigational new drug
investigational new drug application
investigations
investigative
investigative techniques
investigator
investigators
investigatory (current term)
investigatory reflex
investigatrix
investing
investing cartilage
investing fascia
investing layer of deep cervical fascia
investing tissues
investiture
investitures
investive
investment
investment adviser
investment advisor
investment bank

Literary usage of Investigatory

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1. A Treatise on Judicial Evidence by Jeremy Bentham, Etienne Dumont (1825)
"THE LAW OP ENGLAND IN REGARD TO investigatory PROCEDURE. HAVING shewn how necessary the power of investigation is to justice, it will not be foreign to our ..."

2. Vocabulary of Philosophy: Psychological, Ethical, Metaphysical, with by William Fleming, Henry Calderwood (1890)
"The two notions, of investigatory dialogue and distribution of notions according to their kinds, which are thus asserted to be connected in etymology, ..."

3. Cocaine & Federal Sentencing Policy by Richard P. Conaboy (1997)
"G. THE IMPACT OF PROSECUTORIAL AND investigatory DISCRETION ON COCAINE OFFENDERS AND SENTENCES Discretion exercised by prosecutors and investigators working ..."

4. Freedom of Information Act Guide and Privacy Act Overview, (1996) by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"the FOIA Reform Act's removal of the requirement that records or information be "investigatory" in character in order to qualify for Exemption 7 ..."

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