- Eccles. solemn ceremonial petitioning, specif. on the Rogation Days: usually used in pl.
- in ancient Rome,
- a consul's or tribune's proposal of a law to be passed or rejected by the people
- such a proposed law
Origin of rogationMiddle English rogacioun ; from Classical Latin rogatio, question, in LL(Ec), prayer, entreaty ; from rogare, to ask, origin, originally , to stretch out the hand; akin to regere: see right
- often rogations Ecclesiastical Solemn prayer or supplication, especially as chanted during the rites of a Rogation Day.
- a. The formal proposal of a law in ancient Rome by a tribune or consul to the people for acceptance or rejection.b. A law proposed in this manner.
Origin of rogationMiddle English rogacioun, from Latin rogati&omacron;, rogati&omacron;n-, from rogatus, past participle of rogare, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin rogÄtiÅ, from rogÅ (“request")