verb (used with object), pro·rogued, pro·ro·guing.
Origin of prorogue
Examples from the Web for prorogue
The gentleman would take away from the Territorial Governors the power to prorogue and dissolve the Assemblies.
I now free you from further attendance, and prorogue you till the Session of next year.
It was almost an insult for him to prorogue the Assembly on his own authority and without their knowledge.Give Me Liberty|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The sovereign had never dared to prorogue them against their will, they argued.The Scottish Parliament|Robert S. (Robert Sangster) Rait
His Ministry advised him to prorogue Parliament, and prorogued it accordingly was.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3|John Charles Dent
British Dictionary definitions for prorogue
Word Origin for prorogue
Word Origin and History for prorogue
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.