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question time

noun, Parliamentary Procedure.
1.
a time set aside in a session during which members of a parliament may question a minister or ministers regarding state affairs.
Origin of question time
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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question time

noun
1.
(in parliamentary bodies of the British type) a period of time set aside each day for members to question government ministers
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