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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·pel·la·tion n.
 1. The act of interpelling or interrupting; interruption. “Continual interpellations.”
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (parliament) a procedure of demanding that a government
           official explain some act or policy
      2: the action of interjecting or interposing an action or
         remark that interrupts [syn: interjection, interposition,