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From rogō (ask; request) +‎ -tiō.



rogātiō f (genitive rogātiōnis); third declension

  1. (law) An inquiry or proposal to the people for passing a law or decree; a proposed law, decree or bill.
    Synonym: rogitātiō
  2. A question, interrogation, questioning.
    Synonym: rogāmentum
  3. An asking, demanding; prayer, entreaty, request; invitation.
    Synonyms: petītiō, postulātum, supplicātiō, supplicium, precātiō, prex


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rogātiō rogātiōnēs
Genitive rogātiōnis rogātiōnum
Dative rogātiōnī rogātiōnibus
Accusative rogātiōnem rogātiōnēs
Ablative rogātiōne rogātiōnibus
Vocative rogātiō rogātiōnēs

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  • rogatio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • rogatio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rogatio in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • rogatio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to bring a bill before the notice of the people: legem, rogationem promulgare (Liv. 33. 46)
  • rogatio”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rogatio”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin