Rogation Definition

rō-gāshən
noun
Solemn ceremonial petitioning, specif. on the Rogation Days.
Webster's New World
In ancient Rome,
Webster's New World
The formal proposal of a law in ancient Rome by a tribune or consul to the people for acceptance or rejection.
American Heritage
A law proposed in this manner.
American Heritage

A deeply serious and somber prayer or entreaty.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
worshipsupplicationriteprayerlitanylawdecreechantorisonOften used in plural: collect
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Other Word Forms of Rogation

Noun

Singular:
rogation
Plural:
rogations

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

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