rog·​a·​to·​ry | \ ˈrägəˌtōrē \

Definition of rogatory

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

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First Known Use of rogatory

1750, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rogatory

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

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“Rogatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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