interlocutory adj[Medieval Latin interlocutorius , from Late Latin interloqui to pronounce an interlocutory sentence, from Latin, to speak between]
: not final or definitive [an order]
: made or done during the progress of an action esp. when delay would cause irreversible injury [an appeal]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.