- One who, or that which, interpels.
Variant of interpellate
transitive verbinterpellated, interpellating
to question (a person) formally: a form of political challenge to members of the administration in legislative bodies of certain countries
Origin of interpellate; from Classical Latin interpellatus, past participle of interpellare, to interrupt in speaking ; from inter-, between + -pellare ; from pellere, to drive, urge: see felt