Letters Rogatory Law and Legal Definition

Letters rogatory is a request of a judge in one jurisdiction to a court of another jurisdiction to examine a specific witness. Letters rogatory are also known as letters of request. The examination of a witness may be done by commission in the other court. It is a medium used to carry out administration of justice smoothly in a country when the examination of a witness available in a foreign country is necessary to decide a matter. This is possible only when two countries are on peaceful terms.