Rota meaning

rōtə
A round or rotation of duties.
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A roll call or roster of names.
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A tribunal of prelates that serves as an ecclesiastical court.
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A roster, esp. one listing the rotation of duties.
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An ecclesiastical court of appeal in Rome, as for matrimonial cases.
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(UK) A schedule that allocates some task, responsibility or (rarely) privilege between a set of people according to a (possibly periodic) calendar.
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(music) A kind of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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An island of the western Pacific Ocean in the southern Mariana Islands north of Guam. The Japanese used it as a base for their attack on Guam, December 8–11, 1941. Rota remained in Japanese hands until the end of the war.
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The definition of a rota is a list or schedule dictating when people are assigned to do a certain job, or an ecclesiastical court of the Roman Catholic church.

When there is a schedule on the door of your apartment indicating whose week it is to take out the trash and do the dishes, this is an example of a rota.

The court of the Catholic Church that a religious dispute would be heard by is an example of a rota.

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Origin of rota

  • Latin wheel ret- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rota (“wheel").

    From Wiktionary