from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In astral., the exercise of the office of prorogator.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of counting in duration; prolongation.
  • noun engraving The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun politics 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.
  • noun The action of proroging an assembly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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