rog-, roga-, -rogate, -rogation, -rogatory
(Latin: ask, inquire, request, beg; propose)
Interrogations come in different settings and styles; such as, questionings, investigations, cross-examinations, or just simple inquiries.2. A transmission of a signal to a computer, or the transmission of a signal to a device or computer program that triggers a response: The computer programmer was developing the interrogations that would provide the signals which would enhance the use of computers for users.
2. Consisting of, or used in, asking a question; such as, an interrogative pronoun:
The five interrogative pronouns are "what", "which", "who", "whom", and "whose".
- What were you doing?
- Who said we couldn't do it?
- To whom were you speaking?
- Which meal did you like the best?
- Whose purse was left on the bus?
Who is your favorite author?
What did you say?
Where did Sally go?
2. In the form of a query: Sally interrogatively looked at her son as if asking if he had finished his homework.
The mother interrogatorily looked at her son and asked how school was today.
2. A query or a series of queries: The job applicant completed the interrogatories that were indicated on the application form.
2. A privilege or right that allows a particular person or group to give orders or to make decisions and judgments: Well, if Tom would rather sell his football tickets instead of using them, that's his prerogative.
3. The right conferred by a natural advantage that places someone in a position of superiority: Getting a seat on a full bus is one of the prerogatives of being a senior citizen.
4. The power or right of a monarch or government to do something or to be exempt from something: Parking in normally restrictive areas in the city is a prerogative of Mayor Dawson's chauffeur.
5. Etymology: from Old French prerogative, Medieval Latin (about 700-1500) prerogativa, "special right"; from Latin prærogativa, "prerogative, previous choice or election"; originally (with tribus, centuria), "unit of 100 voters who by lot voted first in the Roman comita"; feminine of prærogativus, "chosen to vote first"; from prærogere, "to ask before others"; from præ-, "before" + rogare, "to ask".
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2. To postpone; to defer: Mr. Zachary asked the bank to prorogate the repayment of his bank loan until after he gets a new job.
2. In England, the continuance of parliament from one session to another, as an adjournment is a continuance of the session from day to day: To avoid calling new elections, the prime minister decided on a prorogation of the government until after the summer holidays.
This is the established language with respect to the parliament of Great Britain. In the United States, the term prorogation is rarely or never used because "adjournment" is preferred.
2. In the Christian Church, a solemn prayer or supplication; especially, one that is made as part of the observation of the three days preceding Ascension Day: Katherine requested that a special rogation in honor of her mother be said by the pastor.
3. In ancient Rome, the submission of a law by a consul, or tribune, to the people for their approval, or a law so submitted: The consul stood before the citizens and read the rogation, and then urged them to give their support.
4. Etymology: from Latin rogatio, rogationis, from rogatus, and rogare, "to ask".
2. To substitute one creditor for another, as in a case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident in behalf of the insured: Legal action was taken to subrogate the ultimate payment of the debt by the party who, in fairness and good conscience, should pay for the damage that they caused.