[ rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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pertaining to asking or requesting: a rogatory commission.
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Example sentences from the Web for rogatory
On May 18th., the Viceroy issued a rogatory decree, entreating the people to remain loyal to the Mother-country.Notes on the History of Argentine Independence|C. W. Whittemore
British Dictionary definitions for rogatory
/ (ˈrɒɡətərɪ, -trɪ) /
(esp in legal contexts) seeking or authorized to seek information
Word Origin for rogatory
C19: from Medieval Latin rogātōrius, from Latin rogāre to ask
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