- 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 rogātiō rogātiōn- from rogātus past participle of rogāre to ask ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin rogÄtiÅ, from rogÅ (“request")