rogatory

[ rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]

adjective
  1. pertaining to asking or requesting: a rogatory commission.

Origin of rogatory

1
1835–45; <Medieval Latin rogātōrius<Latin rogā(re) (see rogation) + -tōrius-tory1

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rogatory

/ (ˈrɒɡətərɪ, -trɪ) /


adjective
  1. (esp in legal contexts) seeking or authorized to seek information

Origin of rogatory

1
C19: from Medieval Latin rogātōrius, from Latin rogāre to ask

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