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From Middle French interpellation, from Latin interpellatio; equivalent to interpellate + -ion or interpel + -ation.
interpellation (countable and uncountable, plural interpellations)
- (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.
- (philosophy) The act of interpellating: the act of identification.
- The act of interpelling: interruption.
formal political procedure
Borrowed from Latin interpellātiō.
interpellation f (plural interpellations)
- hailing, calling out
- questioning; heckling
- (politics) interpellation, questioning
- (law enforcement) (an instance of) questioning
- “interpellation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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