Call of the house

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(Legislative Bodies) a calling over the names of members, to discover who is absent, or for other purposes; a calling of names with a view to obtaining the ayes and noes from the persons named.
- Latham.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Baghdad / NINA / - The President of the Republic Fuad Masum stressed that the call of the House of Representatives elected to be held will be in accordance with the Constitution and the laws in force.