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English definition of “roll”

roll

noun (LIST)    /rəʊl/ US  /roʊl/
[C] an official list of names: Is your name on the electoral roll (= the list of people who can vote)?Lists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas take/call the roll mainly US If you take/call the roll, you read aloud the names of all the people on the list to make certain that they are present: The teacher called the roll to see if any students were absent.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of roll noun (LIST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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