question time


question time

question time ExamplesWord Origin noun Parliamentary Procedure.

  1. a time set aside in a session during which members of a parliament may question a minister or ministers regarding state affairs.

Origin of question time First recorded in 1850–55 Examples from the Web for question time Historical Examples of question time

  • To which the reply was in the affirmative, like question-time in the Commons.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • As usual much of Question-time was devoted to Russian affairs.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 21, 1920

    Various

  • Already it is a much-congested district at Question-time and is the daily scene of a Great Push.

    Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 152, February 21st, 1917

    Various

  • Already this is a much congested district at question-time and the daily scene of a great push.

    Mr. Punch’s History of the Great War

    Punch

  • Last Session Mr. King was easily the champion of Question-time.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 150, May 24, 1916

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for question time question time noun

    1. (in parliamentary bodies of the British type) a period of time set aside each day for members to question government ministers

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