What does prorogation mean?

Definitions for prorogation
-rəˈgeɪ ʃənpro·ro·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prorogationnoun

    discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it


  1. prorogationnoun

    The period between two sessions of a legislative body. When a legislature or parliament is prorogued, it is still constituted (that is, all members remain as members and a general election is not necessary), but all orders of the body (bills, motions, etc.) are expunged.

  2. prorogationnoun

    The action of proroging an assembly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prorogationnoun

    Etymology: prorogatio, from prorogo, Lat. prorogation, Fr.

    The fulness and effluence of man’s enjoyments in the state of innocence, might seem to leave no place for hope, in respect of any farther addition, but only of the prorogation and future continuance of what already he possessed. South.

    It would seem extraordinary, if an inferior court should take a matter out of the hands of the high court of parliament, during a prorogation. Jonathan Swift.


  1. Prorogation

    Prorogation in the Westminster system of government is the action of proroguing, or interrupting, a parliament, or the discontinuance of meetings for a given period of time, without a dissolution of parliament. The term is also used for the period of such a discontinuance between two legislative sessions of a legislative body.


  1. prorogation

    Prorogation refers to the act of discontinuing or suspending a session of a legislative assembly, council, or other official body, either temporarily or indefinitely, without dissolving it. This is usually done by a monarch or a head of state under traditional constitutional rules in many jurisdictions. Prorogation ultimately changes neither the composition of the body nor the powers that are vested in it; it only halts its functioning for a period of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prorogationnoun

    the act of counting in duration; prolongation

  2. Prorogationnoun

    the act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign

  3. Etymology: [L. prorogatio: cf. F. prorogation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prorogation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prorogation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of prorogation in a Sentence

  1. John Bercow:

    This is not a normal prorogation, it is not typical, it is not standard. It is one of the longest for decades and it represents not just in the minds of some colleagues but huge numbers of people outside, an act of executive fiat.

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