intransitive verb-·rogued′, -·rogu′ing
- Obs. to defer; delay; postpone
- to discontinue or end a session of (a legislative assembly, as the British Parliament)
Origin of prorogueMiddle English prorogen from Middle French proroguer from Classical Latin prorogare, to defer, prolong from pro-, for + rogare, to ask, akin to regere, to direct: see right
transitive verbpro·rogued, pro·rogu·ing, pro·rogues
- To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).
- To postpone; defer.
Origin of prorogueMiddle English prorogen from Old French proroguer to postpone from Latin prōrogāre pro- forward ; see pro- 1. rogāre to ask ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present prorogues, present participle proroguing, simple past and past participle prorogued)
From Latin prÅrogÅ (“prolong, defer")