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Prorogue   Listen

(past & past part. prorogued; pres. part. proroguing)
Hold back to a later time.  Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table.
Adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body.

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"Prorogue" Quotes from Famous Books

... of a royal province was the personal representative of the King, and as such had vast power. The legislature could meet only when he called it. He could at any moment prorogue it (that is, command it to adjourn to a certain day) or dissolve it, and, if the King approved, he need never call it together again. He was the chief justice of the highest colonial court, he appointed all the judges, and, as commander in chief of the militia, appointed all important ...
— A School History of the United States • John Bach McMaster

... be attained without the necessity for passing any Act of Parliament, or of repealing a single section of the Irish Government Act, 1893. A strong Viceroy might be sent to Ireland; he might be instructed not to convoke the Irish Parliament at all; or, having convoked, at once to prorogue it. He might thereupon form any Ministry he chose out of the members of the Irish Privy Council. The Imperial Parliament would at once resume its present position and could pass laws for Ireland. This might be called revolution or reaction. ...
— A Leap in the Dark - A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the - Bill of 1893 • A.V. Dicey

... Woman," said the Man from Stoke-on-Tritham, just as if he meant to Prorogue something. "I should like a Rasher of Bacon, and ...
— More Fables • George Ade

Words linked to "Prorogue" :   cancel, reprieve, prorogation, suspend, delay, retire, scrub, probate, call off, adjourn, hold, respite, call, scratch, reschedule, withdraw

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