Pro·rogue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prorogued p. pr. & vb. n. Proroguing ]
1. To protract; to prolong; to extend. [Obs.]
He prorogued his government. --Dryden.
2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage.
3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster. --Bp. Hall.
The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn.
v 1: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn: postpone,
hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back,
defer, remit, put off]
2: adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the