Where does the word “procrastination” originate and What does procrastination mean?

We have a saying, “Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today.” But most of us practice procrastination instead.

The ancient Romans condensed such an action into a single word, procrastinatio. Its literal meaning is “a putting off to the morrow.”

It was formed by joining the preposition pro, for the benefit of, to the adverb crastinus, tomorrow.

where does the word procrastination originate and what does procrastination mean
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