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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

interpellation (countable and uncountable, 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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin interpellatio.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃tɛʁpelasjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

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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