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Webster 1913 Edition


Rogation

Ro-ga′tion

,
Noun.
[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.
2.
(Eccl.)
Litany; supplication.
He perfecteth the
rogations
or litanies before in use.
Hooker.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rogation

ROGA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. rogatio; rogo, to ask.]
1.
Litany; supplication.
He perfecteth the rogations or litanies before in use.
2.
In Roman jurisprudence, the demand by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people.

Definition 2022


rogation

rogation

English

Noun

rogation (plural rogations)

  1. A deeply serious and somber prayer or entreaty.
    • Hooker
      He perfecteth the rogations or litanies before in use.
  2. (historical, Roman antiquity) 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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