roll call

noun

Definition of roll call

  1. 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. 2 :  8list

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>

1775

First Known Use of roll call

1775


ROLL CALL Defined for English Language Learners

roll call

noun

Definition of roll call for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Legal Definition of roll call

  1. :  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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