[ roh-gey-shuh n ]
/ roʊˈgeɪ ʃən /
Usually rogations. Ecclesiastical. solemn supplication, especially as chanted during procession on the three days (Rogation Days) before Ascension Day.
- the proposing by the consuls or tribunes of a law to be passed by the people.
- 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
Words nearby rogation
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British Dictionary definitions for rogation days (1 of 2)
April 25 (the Major Rogation) and the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day, observed by Christians as days of solemn supplication for the harvest and marked by processions, special prayers, and blessing of the crops
British Dictionary definitions for rogation days (2 of 2)
/ (rəʊˈɡeɪʃən) /
(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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