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- n. The act of interpellating (questioning); the period in which government officials are questioned about and explain an act, a policy or a point raised during a debate.
- n. The act of interpellating: the act of identification.
- n. The act of interpelling: interruption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of interpelling or interrupting; interruption.
- n. The act of interposing or interceding; intercession.
- n. An act of interpellating, or of demanding of an officer an explanation of his action; imperative or peremptory questioning; a point raised in a debate.
- n. A official summons or citation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of interpellating, or of interrupting or interfering by speech; verbal interruption.
- n. The act of interceding; interposition by entreaty or request; solicitation.
- n. A summons; a citation.
- n. A question put by a member of a legislative assembly to a minister or member of the government: used originally with reference to proceedings in the French legislature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
- n. (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
The real reason for the avoidance of the interpellation was the
The interpellation was the fifth faced by Matti Vanhanen's (centre) second government.
And now M. Raynal appears with a project for more effectually establishing the domination of the parliamentary majority by giving it the right to adjourn once a week for six successive weeks, all debates on any 'interpellation' to which the
Hsia Li-Yan, Deputy Foreign Minister, said during the interpellation period yesterday, “The only reason is, of course, Mainland China.”
Premier Liu Chao-shiuan said during a interpellation session in parliament that he would not rule out going to war with Japan, if Taipei and Tokyo fail to resolve the dispute over the Diaoyutai islands through diplomatic actions.
Thus, those who study it, including scholars and historians, can only open history with interpretation and interpellation.
Later in an interpellation session with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lee Chun-yee (李俊毅), the premier elaborated on his remark, saying that war would be the last choice if all peaceful means were in vain.
However, before exploring this problematic I want to establish the strange way in which the sailors 'taunt impinges on Equiano's interpellation of George into his masochistic reading of Foxe.
She insists on seeing workers as agents, not victims: “Like the making of class, we cannot predict the outcome but can explain the trajectory of when and which ideological interpellation underlies what collective action” 122.
The decision was later confirmed by Premier Su Tseng-chang 蘇貞昌 during a legislative interpellation session.
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