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noun ro·ta \ˈrō-tə\

Definition of rota

  1. 1 capitalized [Medieval Latin, from Latin] :  a tribunal of the papal curia exercising jurisdiction especially in matrimonial cases appealed from diocesan courts

  2. 2 chiefly British a :  a fixed order of rotation (as of persons or duties)b :  a roll or list of persons :  roster

Examples of rota in a Sentence

  1. a rota of housekeeping duties

Origin and Etymology of rota

Latin, wheel — more at roll


First Known Use: 1561


Rota

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biographical name Ro·ta \ˈrō-(ˌ)tä\

Definition of Rota

  1. Nino 1911–1979 Italian composer


Rota

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geographical name Ro·ta \ˈrō-tə\

Definition of Rota

  1. 1 island in the western Pacific Ocean at the southern end of the Mariana Islands area 35 square miles (91 square kilometers)

  2. 2 town and port on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Spain population 29,136


ROTA Defined for English Language Learners

rota

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noun ro·ta \ˈrō-tə\

Definition of rota for English Language Learners

  • : a list that shows who must do a certain job


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