interpellation interpellation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
  2. (n) (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy

Usage(s):

  1. A walkout of coal miners at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, last month, was the subject of an interpellation in the House of Commons at Ottawa.
  2. A walkout of coal miners at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, last month, was the subject of an interpellation in the House of Commons at Ottawa.

Quotes

  1. "I don't wish to dignify his privilege speech through interpellation. As far as I am concerned, they are all lies. And I will deliver a privilege speech tomorrow [Tuesday]," said Estrada.
    on Sep 14, 2009 By: Jinggoy Estrada Source: Philippine Star

  2. "Under present practice, delay results when an absentee senator does not show up during the date that he reserved for interpellation. Delay also results when a bill's sponsor is absent, and there is no one to answer the questions," Santiago said.
    on May 31, 2007 By: Miriam Defensor-Santiago Source: Philippine Star

  3. "We can see that based on the privilege speech of Sen. Enrile and based on the interpellation, there is a strong objection to the position of the JFC," Bunye said.
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Ignacio Bunye Source: Philippine Star

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