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tr.v. pro·rogued, pro·rogu·ing, pro·rogues
1. To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).
2. To postpone; defer.

[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.]

pro′ro·ga′tion n.


(prəˈrəʊɡ) or


(Parliamentary Procedure) to discontinue the meetings of (a legislative body) without dissolving it
[C15: from Latin prorogāre literally: to ask publicly, from prō- in public + rogāre to ask]
prorogation n



v.t. -rogued, -ro•guing.
1. to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body).
2. to defer; postpone.
[1375–1425; late Middle English proroge < Latin prōrogāre to prolong, defer =prō- pro-1 + rogāre to ask]
pro`ro•ga′tion (-rəˈgeɪ ʃən) n.


Past participle: prorogued
Gerund: proroguing

I prorogue
you prorogue
he/she/it prorogues
we prorogue
you prorogue
they prorogue
I prorogued
you prorogued
he/she/it prorogued
we prorogued
you prorogued
they prorogued
Present Continuous
I am proroguing
you are proroguing
he/she/it is proroguing
we are proroguing
you are proroguing
they are proroguing
Present Perfect
I have prorogued
you have prorogued
he/she/it has prorogued
we have prorogued
you have prorogued
they have prorogued
Past Continuous
I was proroguing
you were proroguing
he/she/it was proroguing
we were proroguing
you were proroguing
they were proroguing
Past Perfect
I had prorogued
you had prorogued
he/she/it had prorogued
we had prorogued
you had prorogued
they had prorogued
I will prorogue
you will prorogue
he/she/it will prorogue
we will prorogue
you will prorogue
they will prorogue
Future Perfect
I will have prorogued
you will have prorogued
he/she/it will have prorogued
we will have prorogued
you will have prorogued
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Future Continuous
I will be proroguing
you will be proroguing
he/she/it will be proroguing
we will be proroguing
you will be proroguing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proroguing
you have been proroguing
he/she/it has been proroguing
we have been proroguing
you have been proroguing
they have been proroguing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proroguing
you will have been proroguing
he/she/it will have been proroguing
we will have been proroguing
you will have been proroguing
they will have been proroguing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proroguing
you had been proroguing
he/she/it had been proroguing
we had been proroguing
you had been proroguing
they had been proroguing
I would prorogue
you would prorogue
he/she/it would prorogue
we would prorogue
you would prorogue
they would prorogue
Past Conditional
I would have prorogued
you would have prorogued
he/she/it would have prorogued
we would have prorogued
you would have prorogued
they would have prorogued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prorogue - hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
delay - act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
call - stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"
hold - stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
suspend - render temporarily ineffective; "the prison sentence was suspended"
probate - put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
reprieve, respite - postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
2.prorogue - adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
adjourn, retire, withdraw - break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
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length of time significantly longer than past prorogations of 1873 (71 days), 2008 (53 days) and 2009-10 (62 days)".
En outre, il semble y avoir un appui marque en faveur d'une convention constitutionnelle reconnaissant au gouverneur general le droit constitutionnel de refuser la recommandation de prorogation enoncee par le premier ministre si la duree en est considerablement plus longue que les prorogations de 1873 (71 jours), de 2008 (53 jours) et 2009-2010 (62 jours).
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It was the need for wartime legislation that led to longer sittings and briefer prorogations starting in 1940.
In 1581, she prorogued Parliament but did not dissolve it until two years later (in the present era, prorogations are usually for only a few days or sometimes a few months at most.
Moreover, it also seems clear that there is strong support for constitutional convention recognizing that the governor general has the constitutional right to reject a prime minister's request for prorogation if it is for a length of time significantly longer than the prorogations of 1873 (71 days), 2008 (53 days) and 2009-10 (62 days).
Le present document n'a pas l'intention d'ignorer ou de passer sous silence la facon dont les prorogations de 1873 et de 2008 se sont deroulees en realite; il apparait clairement que la majorite des acteurs politiques -- certainement lord Dufferin et Michaelle Jean eux-memes -- croyaient que le gouverneur general disposait du pouvoir de reserve d'accepter ou de rejeter la demande du premier ministre.
This paper does not intend to ignore or gloss over the way that the prorogations of 1873 and 2008 unfolded in reality; clearly the majority of the political actors--certainly Lord Dufferin and Michaelle Jean themselves --believed that the Office of the Governor General possessed the reserve power to accept or reject the prime minister's request.
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17) Even in response to the recent prorogations, Parliament opted not to legislate with respect to the personal prerogatives, choosing instead to pass a non-binding resolution on March 17, 2010 that suggests that the Prime Minister should not 'advise'(sic) the governor general to prorogue Parliament for longer than seven days without a motion from the House.