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Prolonging or putting off to another day. The discontinuation or termination of a session of the legislature, parliament, or the like. In English Law, a prorogation is the Continuance of the parliament from one session to another, as an adjournment is a continuation of the session from day to day. In Civil Law, giving time to do a thing beyond the term previously fixed.

See: adjournment, cloture, deferment, delay, dissolution, termination


1 an agreement to accept the jurisdiction of a given court.
2 the exercise of the ROYAL PREROGATIVE ending a session of Parliament.

PROROGATION. To put off to another time. It is generally applied to the English parliament, and means the continuance of it from one day to another; it differs from adjournment, which is a continuance of it from one day to another in the same session. 1 Bl. Com. 186.
     2. In the civil law, prorogation signifies the time given to do a thing beyond the term prefixed. Dig. 2, 14, 27, 1. See Prolongation.

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