Definition of Prorogation

1. Noun. Discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it.

Generic synonyms: Discontinuance, Discontinuation
Derivative terms: Prorogue, Prorogue



Definition of Prorogation

1. n. The act of counting in duration; prolongation.

Definition of Prorogation

1. Noun. (politics) The period between two sessions of a legislative body. When a legislature or parliament is prorogued, it is still constituted (that is, all members remain as members and a general election is not necessary), but all orders of the body (bills, motions, etc.) are expunged. ¹

2. Noun. The action of proroging an assembly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prorogation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Prorogation

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"For prorogation puts an end to the session; and then such bills as are only begun ... A prorogation is the continuance of the parliament from one session to ..."

2. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1892)
"prorogation is effected at the end of a session either by the Queen coming to ... When prorogation postpones the meeting of a new Parliament to a later date ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1837)
"Df- mands of the French Parly—Proceedings of the Governor—Address of the House of Assembly to the King—Refusal to Vote the Gril List—prorogation—New ..."

4. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1897)
"prorogation is effected at the end of a session form of. either by the Queen ... When prorogation postpones the meeting of a new Parliament to a later date ..."

5. New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly Founded on Blackstone) by Henry John Stephen, James Stephen (1858)
"Otherwise, besides the indecorum of a refusal, a prorogation would assuredly follow ; which would often be very inconvenient to both public and private ..."

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