prorogue

[proh-rohg] /proʊˈroʊg/
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
Related forms
prorogation
[proh-ruh-gey-shuh n] /ˌproʊ rəˈgeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonprorogation, noun
unprorogued, adjective
Synonyms
1. suspend.
Example Sentences for prorogue
The governor could no longer prorogue the legislature, and his term of office was reduced from three to two years.
British Dictionary definitions for prorogue
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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Word Origin and History for prorogue
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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