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rogation

[ roh-gey-shuhn ]
/ roʊˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun

Usually rogations. Ecclesiastical. solemn supplication, especially as chanted during procession on the three days (Rogation Days ) before Ascension Day.
Roman History.
  1. the proposing by the consuls or tribunes of a law to be passed by the people.
  2. a law so proposed.

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Origin of rogation

1350–1400; Middle English rogacio(u)n<Latin rogātiōn- (stem of rogātiō), equivalent to rogāt(us) (past participle of rogāre to ask, beg) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for rogation

rogation
/ (rəʊˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

(usually plural) Christianity a solemn supplication, esp in a form of ceremony prescribed by the Church

Word Origin for rogation

C14: from Latin rogātiō, from rogāre to ask, make supplication
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