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Definition of "prorogation" []

  • The period between two sessions of a legislative body. When a legislature or parliament is prorogued, it is still constituted (that is, all members remain as members and a general election is not necessary), but all orders of the body (bills, motions, etc.) are expunged. (noun)
  • The action of proroging an assembly. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "prorogation" in a sentence
  • "The right-wing pundistas tell us at length why the burgeoning Facebook group opposed to prorogation is irrelevant."
  • "I second everything that TTF said, including that prorogation is a major problem that must be reformed."
  • "This prorogation is in the kings power and is often done for ten dayes only to put a stop to heares and debates in the houses, and also to put an end to something that is not Lik'd by ye government."