interpel

transitive verb in·ter·pel \ˌintə(r)ˈpel\

Definition of interpel

interpelled

;

interpelled

;

interpelling

;

interpels

  1. 1 obsolete :  interrupt

  2. 2 Scots law :  prevent, preclude, intercept

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Origin and Etymology of interpel

Middle French interpeller, from Latin interpellare — more at interpellate


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