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Meaning of ROGATION

Pronunciation:  row'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

ROGATION is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: invocation, supplication



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ro*ga"tion\, n. [L. rogatio, fr. rogare, rogatum, to
ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. rogation. Cf. {Abrogate},
{Arrogant}, {Probogue}.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a
   law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.

2. (Eccl.) Litany; supplication.

         He perfecteth the rogations or litanies before in
         use.                                  --Hooker.

{Rogation days} (Eccl.), the three days which immediately
   precede Ascension {Day}; -- so called as being days on
   which the people, walking in procession, sang litanies of
   special supplication.

{Rogation flower} (Bot.), a European species of milkwort
   ({Polygala vulgaris}); -- so called from its former use
   for garlands in Rogation week. --Dr. Prior.

{Rogation week}, the second week before Whitsunday, in which
   the Rogation days occur.