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- v. To interrupt (someone) so as to inform or question (that person about something).
- v. To address (a person) in a way that presupposes a particular identification of them; to give (a person) an identity (which may or may not be accurate).
- v. To question (someone) formally concerning official or governmental policy or business.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To question imperatively, as a minister, or other executive officer, in explanation of his conduct; -- generally on the part of a legislative body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To address with a question; especially, to question formally or publicly; demand an answer or explanation from: used originally in connection with French legislative proceedings: as, the ministry were interpellated with regard to their intentions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. question formally about policy or government business
From Latin interpello. (Wiktionary)