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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.

Etymologies

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)

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