question time
noun Date: 1884 a period in a session of a British parliamentary body during which members may put questions to ministers on matters concerning their departments

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  • question time — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms question time : singular question time plural question times an occasion when government ministers answer questions from other politicians in a parliament …   English dictionary

  • question time — ques′tion time n. brit. can. a time set aside in a session during which members of a parliament may question a minister or ministers regarding state affairs. Also calledques′tion pe riod • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • question time — Parl. Proc. a time set aside in a session during which members of a parliament may question a minister or ministers regarding state affairs. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Question Time — noun a time during a sitting of parliament wherein Members of Parliament ask questions of Government Ministers (including the Prime Minister) which they are obliged to answer. Syn: Question Period …   Wiktionary

  • question time — que·stion ti·me loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. TS polit. seduta del parlamento in cui i parlamentari rivolgono a un ministro del governo in carica domande e interrogazioni sull attività del suo dicastero 2. TS giorn., telev. estens.,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • question time — noun a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • question time — noun (in the UK) a period during proceedings in the House of Commons when MPs may question ministers …   English new terms dictionary

  • question time — noun (U) the period of time in a parliament when ministers answer questions from members of the parliament …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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