- 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