1. often rogations Ecclesiastical Solemn prayer or supplication, especially as chanted during the rites of a Rogation Day.
a. The formal proposal of a law in ancient Rome by a tribune or consul to the people for acceptance or rejection.
b. A law proposed in this manner.
[Middle English rogacioun, from Latin rogātiō, rogātiōn-, from rogātus, past participle of rogāre, to ask; see reg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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