Definition of prorogate in English:

prorogate

verb

Scottish
  • 1with object Chiefly Law. To prolong, lengthen; to extend in time or duration; to cause to last longer; to continue, to protract. Compare "prorogue". Now rare.

  • 2with object Law. To extend (the jurisdiction of a court or judge) to a cause which is not properly or usually within the competence of the court or judge.

  • 3with object To defer, postpone; = "prorogue". Now rare.

  • 4with object To discontinue (a regular meeting, assembly, parliament, etc.).

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. From classical Latin prōrogāt-, past participial stem of prōrogāre prorogue.

Pronunciation

prorogate

/ˈprəʊrəɡeɪt/