Rogation meaning

rō-gāshən
Solemn prayer or supplication, especially as chanted during the rites of a Rogation Day.
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Solemn ceremonial petitioning, specif. on the Rogation Days.
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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.
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A deeply serious and somber prayer or entreaty.
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(historical, Roman antiquity) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.
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Origin of rogation

  • Middle English rogacioun from Latin rogātiō rogātiōn- from rogātus past participle of rogāre to ask reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rogātiō, from rogō (“request")

    From Wiktionary