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NOUN (1)

1. discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prorogation \Pro`ro*ga"tion\, n. [L. prorogatio: cf. F. prorogation.] 1. The act of counting in duration; prolongation. [Obs.] --South. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] Note: After an adjournment all things continue as they were at the adjournment; whereas, after a prorogation, bill introduced and nut passed are as if they had never been begun at all. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prorogation n 1: discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

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.