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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.
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(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
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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.
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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
they will have prorogued
Future Continuous
I will be proroguing
you will be proroguing
he/she/it will be proroguing
we will be proroguing
you will be proroguing
they will be proroguing
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
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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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[prəˈrəʊg] VTprorrogar
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