[ rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


pertaining to asking or requesting: a rogatory commission.


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Origin of rogatory

1835–45; < Medieval Latin rogātōrius < Latin rogā(re) (see rogation) + -tōrius -tory1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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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