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(past & past part. prorogued; pres. part. proroguing)
Hold back to a later time.  Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table.
Adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body.

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"Prorogue" Quotes from Famous Books

... deputies left the Hall. The remaining deputies, two hundred and eighty in number, then passed a resolution declaring that they would not meet at Brandenburg; that the King had no power to remove, to prorogue, or to dissolve the Assembly without its own consent; and that the Ministers were unfit to hold office. This challenge was answered by a proclamation of the Ministers declaring the further meeting of the ...
— History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 • C. A. Fyffe

Words linked to "Prorogue" :   call off, scrub, reprieve, withdraw, delay, retire, respite, hold, cancel, adjourn, scratch, reschedule, call, prorogation, suspend, probate

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