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 for Rogation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rogation \Ro*ga"tion\, n. [L. rogatio, fr. rogare, rogatum, to
     ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. rogation. Cf. Abrogate,
     Arrogant, Probogue.]
     1. (Rom. Antiq.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a
        law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.
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     2. (Eccl.) Litany; supplication.
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              He perfecteth the rogations or litanies before in
              use.                                  --Hooker.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rogation
      n 1: a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

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