In`ter*pel*la"tion (?), n. [L. interpellatio: cf. F. interpellation.]

1.

The act of interpelling or interrupting; interruption.

"Continual interpellations."

Bp. Hall.

2.

The act of interposing or interceding; intercession.

Accepted by his interpellation and intercession. Jer. Taylor.

3.

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.

4.

A official summons or citation.

Ayliffe.

 

© Webster 1913.

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