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English noun: interpellation

1. interpellation (communication) (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy

Broader (hypernym)order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order

Domain categoryparliament

2. interpellation (act) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

Synonymsinterjection, interpolation, interposition

Broader (hypernym)break, disruption, gap, interruption

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