• (British) IPA: /pɹəʊɹəˈɡeɪʃn̩/


  1. Causing something to last longer or remain in effect longer; prolongation, continuance. [from 15th c.]
  2. (politics) The action of proroguing an assembly, especially a parliament; discontinuance of meetings for a given period of time, without dissolution. [from 15th c.]
  3. (politics) The period of such a discontinuance between two sessions of a legislative body. [from 16th c.]
  4. (now, rare) Deferral to a later time; postponement. [from 15th c.]
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