Prorogue

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.]
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He prorogued his government.
Dryden.
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2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage. Shak.
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3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
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Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster.
Bp. Hall.
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The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day.
Macaulay.
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Syn. -- To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn.
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