interpellation


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Noun1.interpellation - (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
parliament - a legislative assembly in certain countries
2.interpellation - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
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The chief of the deputation of the burghers was then heard addressing an interpellation to Mynheer Bowelt, whom he requested to let them know where the other deputies, his colleagues, were.
I won't deny that at sea, sometimes, the note of profanity was audible enough in those chiding interpellations a wet, cold, weary seaman addresses to his ship, and in moments of exasperation is disposed to extend to all ships that ever were launched - to the whole everlastingly exacting brood that swims in deep waters.
Interpellation of Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Adel Al-Kharafi by MPs Adel Al-Damkhi and MP Riyadh Al-Adsani was "ideal and proceeded according to the procedures stipulated by the assembly by-law," said the speaker following the session.
Casilao said the House violated anew its rules when the interpellation was abruptly stopped to put the resolution to a vote.
Bondoc moved for the termination of the on going interpellation despite the fact that three congressmen were waiting for their turn for a plenary discussion of the measure with Southern Leyte Rep.
During the interpellation period of the tax reform measure, Sen.
Political expert Naser Ziberi commented the motion for interpellation of six Ministers in the Government of Macedonia, saying that this decision of the opposition is aimed at provoking stringent discussion against allocating Government's work in the legislative institution, only two days before the official campaign for the local elections is initiated, and the scheduled elections on October 15th.
Une onzieme interpellation avait eu lieu des vendredi a Nantes, a precise quant a elle une source judiciaire.
The Council discussed the interpellation to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Chairman of Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) on the Omanisation plan, as well as the application submitted to the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs on the study of lifting fuel subsidy and the interpellation to the Minister of Commerce and Industry about the feasibility study for establishing Oman Mining Company.
The Council discussed the interpellation to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Chairman of Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) on the Omanization plan, as well as the application submitted to the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs on the study on lifting fuel subsidy and the interpellation to the Minister of Commerce and Industry about the feasibility study for establishing Oman Mining Company.
Shortly before midnight Monday, with 23 votes in favor and 59 against, the Parliament refused the interpellation against Health Minister Nikola Todorov launched by the opposition MPs, who demanded that he should resign, reports, MKD.