Definition of letters rogatory in English:

letters rogatory

Line breaks: let|ters rogatory
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊɡət(ə)ri


Documents making a request through a foreign court to obtain information or evidence from a specified person within the jurisdiction of that court.
More example sentences
  • These guiding principles of mutual deference and respect have set the tone for the contemporary approach to honouring requests by letters rogatory of foreign courts.
  • Where the US courts have used established international procedures for obtaining evidence, such as letters rogatory, English courts have been more responsive.
  • Organizing for a referendum to revoke the law on letters rogatory has already begun.


mid 19th century: rogatory from medieval Latin rogatorius 'interrogatory'.

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