Pro*rogue" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prorogued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Proroguing (?).] [F. proroger, L. prorogare, prorogatum; pro forward + rogare to ask, to ask one for his opinion or vote, or about a law. See Rogation.]

1.

To protract; to prolong; to extend.

[Obs.]

He prorogued his government. Dryden.

2.

To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to prorogue death; to prorogue a marriage.

Shak.

3.

To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.

Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster. Bp. Hall.

The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day. Macaulay.

Syn. -- To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn.

 

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