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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ro·ga·tion /roˈgeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ro·ga·tion n.
 1. Rom. Antiq. The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.
 2. Eccl. Litany; supplication.
    He perfecteth the rogations or litanies before in use.   --Hooker.
 Rogation days Eccl., the three days which immediately precede Ascension Day; -- so called as being days on which the people, walking in procession, sang litanies of special supplication.
 Rogation flower Bot., a European species of milkwort (Polygala vulgaris); -- so called from its former use for garlands in Rogation week. --Dr. Prior.
 Rogation week, the second week before Whitsunday, in which the Rogation days occur.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church