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Meaning of PROROGUE

Pronunciation:  prow'rowg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
  2. [v]  adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
 

PROROGUE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table
 
 See Also: adjourn, call, call off, cancel, delay, hold, probate, reprieve, reschedule, respite, retire, suspend, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 proroguedeath; 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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