Prorogued
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 extend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He prorogued his government. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business. [1913 Webster]

Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To adjourn; postpone; defer. See {Adjourn}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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