- to call formally upon (a minister or member of a government) in interpellation.
Origin of interpellate
Examples from the Web for interpellate
Historical Examples of interpellate
Leave to interpellate will certainly be asked for this afternoon.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He was accustomed now to so many stops, that he felt surprised when nobody rose to interpellate.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
In 1885 several deputies, calling themselves Socialists, began to interpellate the ministry on the labor questions.Socialism and Democracy in Europe
Samuel P. Orth
I should thus have been enabled, for a few moments, to interpellate a god on things of the other world.From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows
- (tr) parliamentary procedure (in European legislatures) to question (a member of the government) on a point of government policy, often interrupting the business of the day
Word Origin for interpellate
1590s, from Latin interpellatus, past participle of interpellare "to interrupt by speaking" (see interpellation). Related: Interpellated; interpellating.