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VERB (2)

1. hold back to a later time;
- Example: "let's postpone the exam"
[syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]

2. adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prorogue \Pro*rogue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prorogued; p. pr. & vb. n. Proroguing.] [F. proroger, L. prorogare, prorogatum; pro forward + rogare to ask, to ask one for his opinion or vote, or about a law. See Rogation.] 1. To protract; to prolong; to extend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He prorogued his government. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business. [1913 Webster] Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prorogue v 1: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off] 2: adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body