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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
From Latin interpellatio; Compound of interpellate + -tion or interpel + -tion (Wiktionary)