[ proh-rohg ]
See synonyms for: prorogueprorogued on

verb (used with object),pro·rogued, pro·ro·guing.
  1. to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body).

  2. to defer or postpone, or to extend past the end of a term, as a lease or other contract.

Origin of prorogue

First recorded in 1375–1425; from late Middle English proroge, from Latin prōrogāre “to prolong, protract, defer,” literally, “to ask publicly,” equivalent to prō- pro-1 + rogāre “to ask, propose”

Other words for prorogue

Other words from prorogue

  • pro·ro·ga·tion [proh-ruh-gey-shuhn], /ˌproʊ rəˈgeɪ ʃən/, noun
  • un·pro·rogued, adjective

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How to use prorogue in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for prorogue


/ (prəˈrəʊɡ) /

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

Origin of prorogue

C15: from Latin prorogāre literally: to ask publicly, from prō- in public + rogāre to ask

Derived forms of prorogue

  • prorogation (ˌprəʊrəˈɡeɪʃən), noun

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