Definitions for: Interpellation

[n] the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
[n] a procedure (in some parliaments) of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy

Webster (1913) Definition: In`ter*pel*la"tion, n. [L. interpellatio: cf.
F. interpellation.]
1. The act of interpelling or interrupting; interruption.
``Continual interpellations.'' --Bp. Hall.

2. The act of interposing or interceding; intercession.

Accepted by his interpellation and intercession.
--Jer. Taylor.

3. 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.

4. A official summons or citation. --Ayliffe.

Synonyms: interjection, interpolation, interposition

See Also: break, disruption, gap, interruption, order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order

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