[ US /ˌɪnˈvɛstəɡəˌtɔɹi/ ]
[ UK /ɪnvˈɛstɪɡətəɹˌi/ ]
  1. designed to find information or ascertain facts
    investigative reporting
    a fact-finding committee
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How To Use investigatory In A Sentence

  • Broad investigatory, inquisitory and subpoena powers were given to that body of citizens drawn from the community; like powers were not intended to be in the hands of the prosecutors of crime. Is That Legal?: February 2007 Archives
  • California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, who will take over chairmanship of a key investigatory panel, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, promises probes on a range of issues involving spending and performance. Obama Faces Political Challenges Back in Washington
  • The regulation of investigatory powers bill, which should become law by the summer, provides the legal framework which will make Britain the greatest surveillance society on Earth.
  • If the mainstream media was as engaged in investigatory journalism like they were in the 60's and 70's there would not be so much overblown hysteria about non issues and so much ridiculous trash reporting, ala like that of the National Enquirer. cynthia Priest apologizes for mocking Clinton while at Obama church
  • Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) the police don’t need any authorisation from a judge to bug your conversations - they can and do authorise themselves. Superbug « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • This seems to undermine the "investigatory-reflex" account for why EMDR works: the idea that eye movements activate an innate investigatory reflex that inhibits fear and provokes relaxation.
  • Similar studies to those in Holland were carried out in the United Kingdom and the results were used to develop a skid resistance specification based on investigatory levels.
  • Most legislatures also have formal investigatory powers on a continuing or a case-by-case basis.
  • I was mainly referring to long term investigatory stories taken on by reporters in stealth, and published only after the reporting is done. Product v. process journalism: The myth of perfection v. beta culture « BuzzMachine
  • However, if any of the alleged phone calls were intercepted by the chatline operators, or the telecommunications companies then someone could theoretically be facing up to 2 years in prison under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, as, presumably the Home Secretary would not have signed the appropriate warrant, because of the "Wilson Doctrine". EXCLUSIVE: Did His Credit Card Statement 'Do' for Simon Hughes?
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