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

  Prorogue \Pro*rogue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prorogued; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Proroguing.] [F. proroger, L. prorogare, prorogatum;
     pro forward + rogare to ask, to ask one for his opinion or
     vote, or about a law. See Rogation.]
     1. To protract; to prolong; to extend. [Obs.]
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              He prorogued his government.          --Dryden.
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     2. To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to
        prorogue a marriage. --Shak.
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     3. To end the session of a parliament by an order of the
        sovereign, thus deferring its business.
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              Parliament was prorogued to [meet at] Westminster.
                                                    --Bp. Hall.
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              The Parliament was again prorogued to a distant day.
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     Syn: To adjourn; postpone; defer. See Adjourn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam" [syn:
           postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table,
           shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off]
      2: adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the
         legislative body

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