Definitions for: Prorogue


[v] hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
[v] adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 extend. [Obs.]

He prorogued his government. --Dryden.

2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to
prorogue a marriage. --Shak.

3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the
sovereign, thus deferring its business.

Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster.
--Bp. Hall.

The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day.
--Macaulay.

Syn: To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn.

Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table

See Also: adjourn, call, call off, cancel, delay, hold, probate, reprieve, reschedule, respite, retire, suspend, withdraw

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