American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).
- v. To postpone; defer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prolong; protract.
- To defer; put off; delay.
- To discontinue meetings of for a time, usually for a period of time not expressly stated: used specifically of the British Parliament. Parliament is prorogued from session to session by the sovereign's authority, either by the lord chancellor in the royal presence, or by commission, or by proclamation. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To protract; to prolong; to extend.
- v. To defer; to delay; to postpone
- v. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
- v. hold back to a later time
- v. adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
- From Latin prōrogō ("prolong, defer") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English prorogen, from Old French proroguer, to postpone, from Latin prōrogāre : pro-, forward; see pro-1 + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I admit I didn't know the word prorogue until today, but what a chess match this has been.”
“The group will be hosting the Anti-Prorogue Free Perogies Party/Show - because who doesn't think of perogies when they hear the word prorogue?”
“If the reason to prorogue is to avoid a vote of confidence, I wouldn't sign it myself.”
“The only way to do that would be to "prorogue" the House completely.”
“The technical definition of 'prorogue' is as follows:”
“OK, just in case you were wondering, 'prorogue' is not the name of a new X-Men character or some newfangled baldness prevention cream.”
“I'm waiting for the first retarded wanker to drop by, screeching, Hey, you didn't spell 'prorogue' correctly, that's why you couldn't find it!”
“Millions of hard working Canadians can't "prorogue" themselves a break from their jobs or their obligations.”
“Having only a confused, frightened sense of our one national leader, say "prorogue" and "G20" and frown, soundlessly.”
“Canadians learned the word "prorogue," but forgot the meaning of parliamentary democracy.”
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