Dictionary.com

prorogue

[ proh-rohg ]
/ proʊˈroʊg /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: prorogue / prorogued on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), pro·rogued, pro·ro·guing.

to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body).
to defer; postpone.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of prorogue

1375–1425; late Middle English proroge<Latin prōrogāre to prolong, protract, defer, literally, to ask publicly, equivalent to prō-pro-1 + rogāre to ask, propose

OTHER WORDS FROM prorogue

pro·ro·ga·tion [proh-ruh-gey-shuhn], /ˌproʊ rəˈgeɪ ʃən/, nounnon·pro·ro·ga·tion, nounun·pro·rogued, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for prorogue

British Dictionary definitions for prorogue

prorogue
/ (prəˈrəʊɡ) /

verb

to discontinue the meetings of (a legislative body) without dissolving it

Derived forms of prorogue

prorogation (ˌprəʊrəˈɡeɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for prorogue

C15: from Latin prorogāre literally: to ask publicly, from prō- in public + rogāre to ask
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
See Today's Synonym