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interpellation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpellation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interpellation 
  n  :  a  procedure  (in  some  parliaments)  of  demanding  that  a 
  government  official  explain  some  act  or  policy 




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