Definitions for prorogueproʊˈroʊg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•rogueproʊˈroʊg(v.t.)-rogued, -ro•guing.

  1. to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body).

    Category: Government

  2. to defer; postpone.

Origin of prorogue:

1375–1425; late ME proroge < L prōrogāre to prolong, defer =prō-pro -1+rogāre to ask

pro`ro•ga′tion-rəˈgeɪ ʃən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off(verb)

    hold back to a later time

    "let's postpone the exam"

  2. prorogue(verb)

    adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body


  1. prorogue(Verb)

    To prolong or extend.

  2. prorogue(Verb)

    To defer.

  3. prorogue(Verb)

    To suspend (a parliamentary session) or to discontinue the meetings of (an assembly, parliament etc.) without formally ending the session.

  4. Origin: From prorogo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prorogue(verb)

    to protract; to prolong; to extend

  2. Prorogue(verb)

    to defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage

  3. Prorogue(verb)

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


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