pro-rogation

prorogue

[proh-rohg]
verb (used with object), prorogued, proroguing.
1.
to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body).
2.
to defer; postpone.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English proroge < Latin prōrogāre to prolong, protract, defer, literally, to ask publicly, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + rogāre to ask, propose

prorogation [proh-ruh-gey-shuhn] , noun
nonprorogation, noun
unprorogued, adjective


1. suspend.
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prorogue (prəˈrəʊɡ)
 
vb
to discontinue the meetings of (a legislative body) without dissolving it
 
[C15: from Latin prorogāre literally: to ask publicly, from prō- in public + rogāre to ask]
 
prorogation
 
n

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prorogue
early 15c., "to prolong, extend," from O.Fr. proroger (14c.), from L. prorogare, lit. "to ask publicly," from pro "before" + rogare "to ask" (see rogation). Perhaps the original sense in L. was "to ask for public assent to extending someone's term in office." Meaning "to
discontinue temporarily" is attested from mid-15c.
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