rogatory

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

Origin of rogatory

1835–45; < Medieval Latin rogātōrius < Latin rogā(re) (see rogation) + -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for rogatory

rogatory

adjective
  1. (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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