verb (prorogues, proroguing, prorogued) discontinue a session of (a parliament or assembly) without dissolving it.
prorogation -rə'geɪʃ(ə)n noun
ME: from OFr. proroger, from L. prorogare 'prolong, extend', from pro- 'in front of, publicly' + rogare 'ask'.

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  • Prorogue — Pro*rogue , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prorogued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proroguing}.] [F. proroger, L. prorogare, prorogatum; pro forward + rogare to ask, to ask one for his opinion or vote, or about a law. See {Rogation}.] 1. To protract; to prolong; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prorogue — index adjourn, continue (adjourn), defer (put off), postpone, procrastinate, recess Burton s Legal Thesau …   Law dictionary

  • prorogue — early 15c., to prolong, extend, from O.Fr. proroger (14c.), from L. prorogare, lit. to ask publicly, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + rogare to ask (see ROGATION (Cf. rogation)). Perhaps the original sense in L. was to ask for public assent …   Etymology dictionary

  • prorogue — [prō rōg′] vt., vi. prorogued, proroguing [ME prorogen < MFr proroguer < L prorogare, to defer, prolong < pro , for + rogare, to ask, akin to regere, to direct: see RIGHT] 1. Obs. to defer; delay; postpone 2. to discontinue or end a… …   English World dictionary

  • prorogue — verb Prorogue is used with these nouns as the object: ↑parliament …   Collocations dictionary

  • prorogue — verb (prorogued; proroguing) Etymology: Middle English prorogen, from Anglo French proroger, from Latin prorogare, from pro before + rogare to ask more at pro , right Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. defer, postpone 2. to terminate a se …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prorogue — prorogation /proh reuh gay sheuhn/, n. /proh rohg /, v.t., prorogued, proroguing. 1. to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body). 2. to defer; postpone. [1375 1425; late ME proroge < L prorogare to prolong, protract,… …   Universalium

  • prorogue — verb /pɹə(ʊ)ˈɹəʊɡ,pɹoʊˈɹoʊɡ/ a) To defer. Mirth [...] prorogues life, whets the wit, makes the body young, lively, and fit for any manner of employment. b) To suspend (a parliamentary session) or to discontinue the meetings of (an assembly,… …   Wiktionary

  • prorogue — pro·rogue || prÉ™ rəʊg v. close or end a legislative session; postpone, defer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prorogue — v. a. Adjourn (as Parliament) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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