In`ter*pel*la"tion (?), n. [L. interpellatio: cf. F. interpellation.]
The act of interpelling or interrupting; interruption.
The act of interposing or interceding; intercession.
Accepted by his interpellation and intercession.
An act of interpellating, or of demanding of an officer an explanation of his action; imperative or peremptory questioning; a point raised in a debate.
A official summons or citation.
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