prorogation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prorogation discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prorogation The act of counting in duration; prolongation.
    • Prorogation The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prorogation The act of continuing, prolonging, or protracting; continuance in time or duration; a lengthening out to a distant time; prolongation; the delaying of action upon anything.
    • n prorogation The act of proroguing; more specifically, the right which belongs to the British crown, exercised by its ministers, of terminating a session of Parliament; also, the exercise of that right.
    • n prorogation In astral., the exercise of the office of prorogator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prorogation act of proroguing: a lengthening out: a putting off to another time, esp. the bringing to an end of a session of parliament
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. prorogatio,: cf. F. prorogation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. prorogāre, -ātumpro, forward, rogāre, to ask.

Usage

In literature:

Attempts at revision, fusion and prorogation.
"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" by Karl Marx
The day of that prorogation, the twenty-sixth of May, 1679, is a great era in our history.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
After the prorogation, Pitt visited the Continent for the first and last time.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The effect of the prorogation was to put an end to a legal proceeding of the highest importance.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The prorogation drew nigh; and still the fate of the Triennial Bill was uncertain.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
While he was forced to be with us, he was weary of us, pining for his home, counting the hours to the prorogation.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The prorogation is not yet known, but will be to-morrow.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
One thing everyone insists on is that Prorogation shall take place at end of July.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, 13 June 1891" by Various
We propose that, during the prorogation at least, Members of Parliament, should, like beavers, build their own Houses.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 16, 1841" by Various
Their humanity is not dissolved; they only give it a long prorogation.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
We propose that, during the prorogation at least, Members of Parliament, should, like beavers, build their own Houses.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
These views he outlined to his staff on the night following the prorogation of the House.
"The Story of Isaac Brock" by Walter R. Nursey
After the parliament had granted the queen a supply of one subsidy and two fifteenths, the session was finished by a prorogation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
The government thought proper to put a stop to these proceedings by a prorogation; which, however, inflamed the controversy.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
I suppose he does not contemplate the prorogation till about that time.
"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
He had shown his powers to good purpose; and at the prorogation of the Parliament he passed into the service of the Crown.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Fresh and larger subsidies from France enabled him to continue this prorogation for seven months.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
About the time of the prorogation of the session, His Grace, the Duke of Richmond, came to Upper Canada, on a tour of inspection.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
We only return the night before the Prorogation and embark that same day.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
When the Speaker read it in the Commons, after the prorogation, they gave me three cheers, in which even the ultras united.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
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In news:

Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Prorogation may look like prologue come the new year.
Ontario unions might find prorogation works.
Prorogation may look like prologue come the new year.
Prorogation may look like prologue come the new year .
His adoption of one of the less salubrious tricks from the Stephen Harper political playbook — prorogation — will have bought him some time, but not much.
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