letters rogatory

plural noun

Definition of letters rogatory

: a formal written request by a court or judge to a court or judge in a foreign jurisdiction to summon and cause to be examined a specified witness within its jurisdiction and transmit his testimony for use in a pending action — compare dedimus

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First Known Use of letters rogatory

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of letters rogatory was in 1760

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“Letters rogatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letters%20rogatory. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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