roll call

noun
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018
1 : the act or an instance of calling off a list of names (as for checking attendance); also : a time for a roll call
2 : 1list

Examples of roll call in a Sentence

  1. Two students missed roll call.

  2. the roll call of the fallen was read aloud at the memorial service

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First Known Use of roll call

1763

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ROLL CALL Defined for English Language Learners

roll call

  • : the act of saying each of the names on a list to find out who is present

  • : a list of people or things


Law Dictionary

roll call

noun
: the act or an instance of calling off a list of names (as for checking attendance); specifically : an act or instance of calling the roll of a legislative body to determine if there is a quorum or to vote on a matter


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