from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Law Requesting information. Used especially of a request by one court of another, often foreign court for aid in obtaining desired information: a rogatory letter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Seeking information or evidence, especially from a foreign court
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Seeking information; authorized to examine witnesses or ascertain facts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Seeking information; authorized to collect or engaged in collecting information.
French rogatoire, from Medieval Latin rogātōrius, from Latin rogātus, past participle of rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)