I was so fortunate as to arrive just in time to see Lord Harcourt, with the usual ceremonies, prorogue the Parliament.
The sovereign had never dared to prorogue them against their will, they argued.
Charles at once sent orders to Traquair to prorogue a Parliament under which the very existence of the Crown was at stake.
This view of q bears upon the theory of words like prorogue, &c.
The Representatives have rejected the President's proposition for enabling him to prorogue them.
The Governor had the right to summon, to prorogue, and to dissolve the Assembly.
On Thursday the king went with the usual solemnity to prorogue the Parliament for a stated time.
If the assemblies took notice of it, they were to prorogue or dissolve them.
Take away from the Governor his power to prorogue and dissolve, leave him the veto, and there will soon be collision.
The King has the veto power and the power to prorogue parliament.
early 15c., "to prolong, extend," from Old French proroger, proroguer (14c.), from Latin prorogare, literally "to ask publicly," from pro "before" (see pro-) + rogare "to ask" (see rogation). Perhaps the original sense in Latin was "to ask for public assent to extending someone's term in office." Legislative meaning "discontinue temporarily" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Prorogation.