An examination is a series of questions. The term comes from the latin interrogatorĭus and is related to the verb ask (ask, inquire). Examples: "the accused was subjected to questioning by the tribunal", "I will not tolerate an interrogation because I arrived only ten minutes later than the scheduled time," "the owner of the company will make you a brief interrogation before hiring.
The interrogation is also the document that contains questions or act to address such questions to one who must respond: "the judge sent the interrogation to the businessman suspected of tax evasion and gave him ten days to respond", "the interrogation started at ten o'clock in the morning and is not yet complete", "I already replied to the examination of the authorities. I have nothing else to add.
Sometimes, the word "examination" is used as a synonym for confrontation. It is a figure of the right which complements the testimony and, therefore, serves as a means of further evidence. The confrontation to the judge or the tribunal to clarify the contradictions of the parties in criminal proceedings and can consist of direct questions (examination) or in the presentation of a written statement.
In common parlance, means questioning any succession issues. Therefore, if a person submits another an interrogation, a certain relationship of hierarchy or subordination is established as one who asks the questions has (or claims to have) the power to demand answers.