rogatory

adjective rog·a·to·ry \ˈrägəˌtōrē\

Definition of rogatory

  1. :  seeking information; specifically :  authorized to examine witnesses or ascertain facts a rogatory commission

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Origin and Etymology of rogatory

French rogatoire, from Medieval Latin rogatorius supplicatory, from Latin rogatus (past participle of rogare) + -orius -ory


First Known Use: 1750


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