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n. shorthand for letters testamentary or letters of administration, which authorize a person to administer the estate of a person who has died. (See: letters testamentary, letters of administration)

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ROGATORY, LETTERS. A kind of commission from a judge authorizing and requesting a judge of another jurisdiction to examine a witness. Vide Letters Rogatory.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.