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Rogation

rogation
1. The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.
2. Litany; supplication. He perfecteth the rogations or litanies before in use. (hooker) Rogation days, 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.
(Science: botany) Rogation flower, a European species of milkwort (Polygala vulgaris); so called from its former use for garlands in Rogation week. Rogation week, the second week before whitsunday, in which the Rogation days occur.
Origin: L. Rogatio, fr. Rogare, rogatum, to ask, beg, supplicate: cf. F. Rogation. Cf. Abrogate, Arrogant, Probogue.


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