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Related to rogation: Rogation Day
1. often rogations Ecclesiastical Solemn prayer or supplication, especially as chanted during the rites of a Rogation Day.
a. The formal proposal of a law in ancient Rome by a tribune or consul to the people for acceptance or rejection.
b. A law proposed in this manner.
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (usually plural) Christianity a solemn supplication, esp in a form of ceremony prescribed by the Church
[C14: from Latin rogātiō, from rogāre to ask, make supplication]
1. Usu., rogations. solemn supplication, esp. as chanted during procession on the three days (Roga′tion Days`) before Ascension Day.
2. (in ancient Rome)
a. the proposing by the consuls or tribunes of a law to be passed by the people.
b. a law so proposed.
[1350–1400; Middle English rogacio(u)n < Latin rogātiō=rogā(re) to ask, entreat + -tiō -tion]