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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.
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.