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ro·ga·tion  audio  (r-gshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Ecclesiastical Solemn prayer or supplication, especially as chanted during the rites of a Rogation Day. Often used in the plural.
    1. The formal proposal of a law in ancient Rome by a tribune or consul to the people for acceptance or rejection.
    2. A law proposed in this manner.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English rogacioun, from Latin rogti, rogtin-, from rogtus, past participle of rogre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots


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