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interpellant

[ in-ter-pel-uhnt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈpɛl ənt /
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noun
a person who interpellates; interpellator.
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Origin of interpellant

1865–70; <Latin interpellant- (stem of interpellāns) present participle of interpellāre to interrupt, equivalent to inter-inter- + -pellant- speaking; see appellant
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British Dictionary definitions for interpellant

interpellant
/ (ˌɪntəˈpɛlənt) /

adjective
causing an interpellation
noun
a deputy who interpellates
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