prorogue


pro·rogue

verb \prə-ˈrōg\
pro·roguedpro·rogu·ing

Definition of PROROGUE

transitive verb
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:  to terminate a session of (as a British parliament) by royal prerogative
intransitive verb
:  to suspend or end a legislative session

Examples of PROROGUE

  1. <the legislative session was prorogued for the summer>

Origin of PROROGUE

Middle English prorogen, from Anglo-French proroger, from Latin prorogare, from pro- before + rogare to ask — more at pro-, right
First Known Use: 15th century

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