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ROGATION WEEK Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English ecclesiastical law. The second week before Whit- sunday, thus called from three fasts observed therein, the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, called “Rogation days,” because of the extraordinary prayers then made for the fruits of the earth, or as a preparation for the devotion of Holy Thursday. Wharton. Rogationes, quaestiones, et positiones debent esse simi>lices. Ilob. 143. De- mauds, questions, aud claims ought to be simple.


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