Definition of Prorogue

1. Verb. Hold back to a later time. "Let's postpone the exam"




2. Verb. Adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body.
Generic synonyms: Adjourn, Retire, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Prorogation

Definition of Prorogue

1. v. t. To protract; to prolong; to extend.

Definition of Prorogue

1. Verb. (obsolete) To prolong or extend. (defdate 15th-18th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive now rare) To defer. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To suspend (a parliamentary session) or to discontinue the meetings of (an assembly, parliament etc.) without formally ending the session. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prorogue

1. to discontinue a session of [v -ROGUED, -ROGUING, -ROGUES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prorogue

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prorogue (current term)
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pros and cons
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prosaicality
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prosaicalness

Literary usage of Prorogue

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1. Maryland as a Proprietary Province by Newton Dennison Mereness (1901)
"Therefore, although the lord proprietor always retained, in form, his charter right to convene, prorogue, or dissolve the Assembly when he saw fit, ..."

2. The Papers of Lewis Morris, Governor of the Province of New Jersey from 1738 by Lewis Morris, William Adee Whitehead (1852)
"... could not call in question his right to prorogue them whenever he thought proper, and his doing so had given them an opportunity to rectify any mistakes ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"... 1516, the Bull about the abolition of the Pragmatic Sanction declared that to the Pope alone belonged the right and authority to summon, prorogue, ..."

4. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1853)
"cularly inconvenient at this time, and therefore to put an End to your Continuance here, I do prorogue you to ye Seventeenth Day of October next, ..."

5. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law ...: By John W. Burgess by John William Burgess (1891)
"It confers upon him the power to prorogue the legislature, ie to close its sessions. If the legislature be in 1 Loi constitutionnelle du IO juillet, 1875, ..."

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