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Prorogation   Listen
noun
Prorogation  n.  
1.
The act of counting in duration; prolongation. (Obs.)
2.
The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign. (Eng.) Note: After an adjournment all things continue as they were at the adjournment; whereas, after a prorogation, bill introduced and nut passed are as if they had never been begun at all.






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"Prorogation" Quotes from Famous Books



... of 1874 in Paris, before I left for Algeria, he recalled to me this prophecy, and told me that Serrano would "bring back" Alfonso that week, and so he did. [Footnote: Marshal Serrano was Minister of War to Queen Isabella II., with whom he had great influence. His opposition to the illegal prorogation of the Cortes led to his imprisonment, but after the revolution of 1868, when Isabella was dethroned and her dynasty proscribed, he became Regent of Spain from 1868 to 1871. He resigned this power when Amedeo I. entered Madrid, ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke V1 • Stephen Gwynn



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