Part of speech: verb
Origin: Late Middle English, 15th century
To postpone a meeting without cancelling it
To defer or suspend a legislative session
Examples of Prorogue in a sentence
"The board elected to prorogue the current course of action, tabling future meetings until a more suitable time."
"In a swift resolution, Parliament voted to prorogue all sessions until the end of the year."
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As with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's recent desire to defer any British Parliamentary actions at the end of August, prorogue means to suspend or put off a given assembly's meetings or sessions, at least for the time being.
Did you Know?
Prorogue reaches back through Anglo-French to Latin origins in prorogare, meaning "to stretch out or prolong." Today, it is primarily used in reference to British Parliamentary happenings.