Rogation

Definition of Rogation

Ro`ga´tion
n.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.
Rogation week
the second week before Whitsunday, in which the Rogation days occur.
- Dr. Prior.

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invocation, supplication
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