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Prorogue Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prorogue v
  1. hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]
  2. adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
Prorogue Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Prorogue \Pro*rogue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prorogued; p. pr. & vb. n. Proroguing.] [F. proroger, L. prorogare, prorogatum; pro forward + rogare to ask, to ask one for his opinion or vote, or about a law. See Rogation.]
  1. To protract; to prolong; to extend. [Obs.] He prorogued his government. --Dryden.
  2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage. --Shak.
  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. Syn: To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn.
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    • A REFLECTION ON ITS USE IN MODERN DEMOCRACIES : Prorogation in Mauritius
      In the case of Mauritius the power of the President to prorogue the House is derived from section 57 of the constitution and its effect is defined in section 9(2) of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly. Read more on this news related to 'Prorogue'

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