Rogation Day
noun Date: 15th century any of the days of prayer especially for the harvest observed on the three days before Ascension Day and by Roman Catholics also on April 25

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  • Rogation Day — noun one of the three days before Ascension Day; observed by some Christians as days of supplication • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day …   Useful english dictionary

  • rogation flower — noun Etymology: so called from a former practice of making it into garlands that were carried in processions on Rogation Days 1. : a branched perennial herbaceous Old World milkwort (Polygala vulgaris) with pink, white, or blue flowers 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rogation days — are, in the calendar of the Western Church, four days traditionally set apart for solemn processions to invoke God s mercy. They are April 25, the Major Rogation, coinciding with St. Mark s Day (but having no connection with it); and the three… …   Wikipedia

  • Rogation Days — n. the three days before Ascension Day, formerly a time widely observed as a period of solemn ceremonial petitioning * * * n [pl] the three days before Ascension Day in the Christian church, during which people traditionally pray for a good… …   Universalium

  • Rogation Days — • Days of prayer, and formerly also of fasting, instituted by the Church to appease God s anger at man s transgressions, to ask protection in calamities, and to obtain a good and bountiful harvest Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Rogation — Ro*ga tion, n. [L. rogatio, fr. rogare, rogatum, to ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. rogation. Cf. {Abrogate}, {Arrogant}, {Probogue}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rogation days — Rogation Ro*ga tion, n. [L. rogatio, fr. rogare, rogatum, to ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. rogation. Cf. {Abrogate}, {Arrogant}, {Probogue}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rogation flower — Rogation Ro*ga tion, n. [L. rogatio, fr. rogare, rogatum, to ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. rogation. Cf. {Abrogate}, {Arrogant}, {Probogue}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rogation week — Rogation Ro*ga tion, n. [L. rogatio, fr. rogare, rogatum, to ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. rogation. Cf. {Abrogate}, {Arrogant}, {Probogue}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rogation — late 14c., from L. rogatio (gen. rogationis), from rogatus, pp. of rogare to ask, apparently an image, lit. to stretch out (the hand), from PIE *rog , 0 grade form of root *reg move in a straight line (see REGAL (Cf. regal)). Rogation days were… …   Etymology dictionary

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