letters rogatory
letters of request or letters rogatory or littera rogatoria
a document sent from a court in one jurisdiction to a court in another asking for some form of judicial assistance such as the obtaining of evidence.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


letters rogatory
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


letters rogatory
n. Court order or subpoena issued in one jurisdiction, seeking to compel citizen of another jurisdiction to testify in the first jurisdiction; requires court approval in second jurisdiction.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


letters rogatory
A formal written request made by one judicial body to another court in a different, independent jurisdiction that a witness who resides in that jurisdiction be examined through the use of interrogatories accompanying the request.
A device used in international law by which the courts of one country ask the courts of another to utilize their procedure to assist the country making the request in the administration of justice within its borders.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


letters rogatory
A formal written request made by one judicial body to another court in a different, independent jurisdiction that a witness who resides in that jurisdiction be examined through the use of interrogatories accompanying the request.
 
A device used in international law by which the courts of one country ask the courts of another to utilize their procedure to assist the country making the request in the administration of justice within its borders.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • letters rogatory — [ rəʊgət(ə)ri] plural noun Law documents making a request through a foreign court to obtain information or evidence from a specified person within the jurisdiction of that court. Origin C19: rogatory from med. L. rogatorius interrogatory …   English new terms dictionary

  • letters rogatory — See letter rogatory …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • letters rogatory — /letsrz r6g3t(s)riy/ A request by one court of another court in an independent jurisdiction, that a witness be examined upon interrogatories sent with the request. The medium whereby one country, speaking through one of its courts, requests… …   Black's law dictionary

  • letters rogatory — /letsrz r6g3t(s)riy/ A request by one court of another court in an independent jurisdiction, that a witness be examined upon interrogatories sent with the request. The medium whereby one country, speaking through one of its courts, requests… …   Black's law dictionary

  • letters rogatory — noun plural : a formal written request by a court or judge to a court or judge in a foreign jurisdiction to summon and cause to be examined a specified witness within its jurisdiction and transmit his testimony for use in a pending action compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • letters of request — or letters rogatory or littera rogatoria a document sent from a court in one jurisdiction to a court in another asking for some form of judicial assistance such as the obtaining of evidence. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • letters requisitory — or letters rogatory plural noun A legal instrument by which a court of one country asks that of another to take a certain evidence on its behalf • • • Main Entry: ↑letter …   Useful english dictionary

  • letters of request — letters rogatory обращение государственного суда к иностранному суду с просьбой об оказании правовой помощи, см. juge d appui. См. Марышева Н.И. Международная правовая помощь и ее виды//Проблемы международного частного права. М.:Юридическая фирма …   Glossary of international commercial arbitration

  • rogatory letters — /rogatoriy letarz/ A commission from one judge to another in a foreign country requesting him to examine a witness. See Fed.R.Civil P. 28(b); 28 U.S.C.A. No. 1781. See also letters rogatory …   Black's law dictionary

  • letters of marque — Synonyms and related words: Pastoral Epistle, aerogram, air letter, air piracy, airgraph, airplane hijacking, billet doux, buccaneering, bull, chain letter, dead letter, dimissorial, dimissory letter, drop letter, encyclical, fan letter, form… …   Moby Thesaurus

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