(2 syl.). The Parliament was prorogued. Dismissed for
the holidays, or suspended for a time. (Latin, pro-rogo, to
prolong.) If dismissed entirely it is said to be “dissolved.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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