Rogatory Rog"a*to*ry, a. [See {Rogation}.] Seeking information; authorized to examine witnesses or ascertain facts; as, a rogatory commission. --Woolsey. [1913 Webster]

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  • rogatory — /rog euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. pertaining to asking or requesting: a rogatory commission. [1835 45; < ML rogatorius < L roga(re) (see ROGATION) + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rogatory — /ˈrɒgətəri/ (say roguhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree) adjective relating to asking or requesting: a rogatory commission. {Medieval Latin rogātōrius, from Latin rogātor asker, solicitor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rogatory — ˈrägəˌtōrē adjective Etymology: French rogatoire, from Medieval Latin rogatorius supplicatory, from Latin rogatus (past participle of rogare) + orius ory : seeking information; specifically : authorized to examine witnesses or ascertain facts a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rogatory — adjective Seeking information or evidence, especially from a foreign court …   Wiktionary

  • rogatory — rog·a·to·ry || rÉ‘gÉ™tÉ”rɪ / rÉ’gÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. questioning, interrogatory, expressing a question …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rogatory — rog·a·to·ry …   English syllables

  • rogatory letters — See: letter of request Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009. rogatory le …   Law dictionary

  • rogatory letter — n. A letter sent from a judge to another judge in another state or country, asking that he or she question a witness who lives there. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • rogatory letters — /rogatoriy letarz/ A commission from one judge to another in a foreign country requesting him to examine a witness. See Fed.R.Civil P. 28(b); 28 U.S.C.A. No. 1781. See also letters rogatory …   Black's law dictionary

  • rogatory letter — See letter rogatory …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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