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Documents making a request through a foreign court to obtain information or evidence from a specified person within the jurisdiction of that court.
- ‘Organizing for a referendum to revoke the law on letters rogatory has already begun.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: rogatory from medieval Latin rogatorius ‘interrogatory’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.