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Prorogation

Pro`ro`ga´tion
n.1.The act of counting in duration; prolongation.
2.The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign.
Noun1.prorogation - discontinuing the meetings (of a legislative body) without dissolving it

PROROGATION. To put off to another time. It is generally applied to the English parliament, and means the continuance of it from one day to another; it differs from adjournment, which is a continuance of it from one day to another in the same session. 1 Bl. Com. 186.
     2. In the civil law, prorogation signifies the time given to do a thing beyond the term prefixed. Dig. 2, 14, 27, 1. See Prolongation.

defer, deferment, deferral, hold over, postpone, postponement, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table
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