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roll call


noun

  1. the calling of a list of names, as of soldiers or students, for checking attendance.
  2. a military signal for this, as one given by a drum.
  3. a voting process, especially in the U.S. Congress, in which legislators are called on by name and allowed either to cast their vote or to abstain.

noun

  1. the reading aloud of an official list of names, those present responding when their names are read out
  2. the time or signal for such a reading
n.

1775, from roll (n.) “list of names used to determine who is present” (a sense attested from 1590s) + call (v.).

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