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prorogue

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verb pro·rogue \prə-ˈrōg\

Definition of prorogue

pro·roguedpro·rogu·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  defer, postpone

  3. 2 :  to terminate a session of (as a British parliament) by royal prerogative

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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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