roll call


noun

the calling of a list of names, as of soldiers or students, for checking attendance.
a military signal for this, as one given by a drum.
a voting process, especially in the U.S. Congress, in which legislators are called on by name and allowed either to cast their vote or to abstain.

Origin of roll call

First recorded in 1765–75
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roll call


noun

the reading aloud of an official list of names, those present responding when their names are read out
the time or signal for such a reading
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