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He suggested that the general should reopen it after the prorogation.

Soon after the prorogation William set out for the Continent.

They were confined till the prorogation, and were much visited.

The heat of the dispute rendered a prorogation necessary (March 14).

So you have decided on prorogation, said Talleyrand to one of the ministers.

The prorogation of the legislature had been appointed for September 15th.

His reply was followed by the prorogation of the Assembly (May 26th).

The first question that arose was, What was to be done about the prorogation?

There remains for consideration the prorogation of Parliament on the 13th of August.

The armistice was about to expire and the Journal Officiel did not speak of a prorogation.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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