Definition of prorogue in English:
verb (prorogues, proroguing, prorogued)[with object]
Discontinue a session of (a parliament or other legislative assembly) without dissolving it: James prorogued this Parliament, never to call another one
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- Political analysts speculated that she will not face a vote unless certain of victory, predicting that she may either prorogue Parliament for another two months or dissolve it in favor of general elections.
- On 27 July 1939, he issued a decree proroguing Parliament and suspending by-elections until June 1942, a measure unprecedented in peacetime.
- In 1991, he prorogued parliament in order to block an impeachment motion against him.
- Example sentences
- In volume 3 of the materials, tab 5, page 430, there are three things, adjournment, prorogation and dissolution.
- A prorogation is not a dissolution - a prorogued Parliament can meet again without an intervening election.
- It was the year of Bloody Sunday in Derry and the Widgery Inquiry, the year of the burning of the British Embassy in Dublin, the prorogation of the Stormont Parliament and the introduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland.
Definition of prorogue in:
- US English dictionary
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