rogation

noun ro·ga·tion \ rō-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of rogation

2 :the religious observance of the Rogation Days often used in plural

Origin and Etymology of rogation

Middle English rogacion, borrowed from Late Latin rogātiōn-, rogātiō, going back to Latin, "request, questioning, bill put before an assembly," from rogāre "to ask, request" (probably verbal derivative of a nominal base *rogo- "stretched, extended, directed (in request)," akin to Germanic *raka- "straight" —whence Old Norse rakr— and *rakjan- "to stretch" —whence Old English reccan) + -tiōn-, tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at 3rack


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