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prorogue

PRONUNCIATION:
(pro-ROHG)

MEANING:
verb tr.: 1. To discontinue a session of something, for example, a parliament.
2. To defer or to postpone.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French proroger (to adjourn), from Latin prorogare (to prolong or defer), from pro- (before) + rogare (to ask). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule) that is also the source of regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, and surge.

USAGE:
"Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera told The Sunday Times, 'I did not go to Parliament since it was prorogued on May 6.'"
Manmohan to Meet Pillayan; The Sunday Times (Colombo, Sri Lanka); Jul 27, 2008.

See more usage examples of prorogue in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable. -Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)

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