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English Dictionary: prorogue by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]
  2. adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      Syn: To adjourn; postpone; defer. See {Adjourn}.
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