Prorogue

Definition of Prorogue

Pro`rogue´
v. t.1.To protract; to prolong; to extend.
[imp. & p. p. Prorogued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Proroguing .]
He prorogued his government.
- Dryden.
2.To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage.
3.To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster.
- Bp. Hall.
The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day.
- Macaulay.

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call, call off, cancel, defer, delay, hold, hold over, postpone, probate, prorogation, put off, put over, remit, reprieve, reschedule, respite, set back, shelve, suspend, table
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