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Noun: interpellation  ,in-tu(r)-pu'ley-shun
  1. (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
  2. The action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    - interjection, interposition, interpolation

Derived forms: interpellations

Type of: break, disruption, gap, interruption, order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order

Encyclopedia: Interpellation