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Meaning of ROTA

Pronunciation:  'rotâ, 'rowtu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (British) a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties
  2. [n]  (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts

ROTA is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: court, judicature, roll, roster, tribunal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ro"ta\, n. [L. rota wheel. The name is said to allude to
    the design of the floor of the room in which the court used
    to sit, which was that of a wheel. See {Rotary}.]
    1. An ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also {Rota
       Romana}, that takes cognizance of suits by appeal. It
       consists of twelve members.
    2. (Eng. Hist.) A short-lived political club established in
       1659 by J.Harrington to inculcate the democratic doctrine
       of election of the principal officers of the state by
       ballot, and the annual retirement of a portion of
  2. \Ro"ta\, n. (Mus.)
    A species of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle
    Ages in church music; -- written also {rotta}.