- 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
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for question time
To which the reply was in the affirmative, like question-time in the Commons.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
As usual much of Question-time was devoted to Russian affairs.
Already it is a much-congested district at Question-time and is the daily scene of a Great Push.
Already this is a much congested district at question-time and the daily scene of a great push.
Last Session Mr. King was easily the champion of Question-time.
- (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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