interpellation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French interpellation, from Latin interpellatio; Compound of interpellate +‎ -tion or interpel +‎ -tion

Noun[edit]

interpellation (plural interpellations)

  1. (politics) 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.
  2. (philosophy) The act of interpellating: the act of identification.
  3. The act of interpelling: interruption.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin interpellatio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃tɛʁpelasjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

interpellation f (plural interpellations)

  1. hailing, calling out
  2. questioning; heckling
  3. (politics) interpellation, questioning
  4. (law enforcement) (an instance of) questioning

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