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Definitions of prorogation

  1. discontinuing the meetings (of a legislative body) without dissolving it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of counting in duration; prolongation. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Act of proroguing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The act of proroguing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The continuance of Parliament from the end of one session till the commencement of another, by royal authority-an adjournment is a continuance of the continuance of the session from day to day. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Prolonging or putting off to another day. In English law, a pro- rogation is the continuance of the parliament from one session to another, as an ad- journment is a continuation of the session from day to day. Wharton. In the civil law. The giving time to do a thing beyond the term previously fixed Dig. 2, 14, 27, 1. thelawdictionary.org
  8. n. Act of extending the time in judicial proceedings; prolongation; continuance; -especially, the continuance of parliament from one session to another, as distinguished from adjournment or continuance of the sittings from day to day. Cabinet Dictionary
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