Dictionary.com

interpellation

[ in-ter-puh-ley-shuhn, in-tur-puh- ]
/ ˌɪn tər pəˈleɪ ʃən, ɪnˌtɜr pə- /
Save This Word!

noun
a procedure in some legislative bodies of asking a government official to explain an act or policy, sometimes leading, in parliamentary government, to a vote of confidence or a change of government.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of interpellation

1520–30; <Latin interpellātiōn- (stem of interpellātiō) interruption. See interpellate, -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use interpellation in a sentence

FEEDBACK