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Prorogation   Listen
Prorogation  n.  
The act of counting in duration; prolongation. (Obs.)
The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign. (Eng.) 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.

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"Prorogation" Quotes from Famous Books

... long though. Pitt had thoroughly made up his mind, and was bent on carrying his point to a successful issue. Most of those who had voted against the Union were dismissed from office, and after the prorogation of Parliament, the Government set to work with a determination to secure a majority before the next session. There was only one means of effecting this, and that means was now employed. Eighty-five boroughs—all ...
— The Story Of Ireland • Emily Lawless

... Press. Mr. Playford pointed out to him that as Parliament was to be prorogued before Christmas he thought it advisable not to settle the question for the time being. He suggested that the general should reopen it after the prorogation. The Government would then be in recess, and as the House would not be sitting, no disagreeable questions could be raised by members. By making no final decision before the prorogation he, as Minister, was in a position, in case questions were asked, to reply that nothing had been decided, ...
— The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon • Jose Maria Gordon

Words linked to "Prorogation" :   discontinuation, discontinuance

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