Rota Definition

rōtə
noun
A roll call or roster of names.
American Heritage
A roster, esp. one listing the rotation of duties.
Webster's New World
An ecclesiastical court of appeal in Rome, as for matrimonial cases.
Webster's New World
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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(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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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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Other Word Forms of Rota

Noun

Singular:
rota
Plural:
rotas

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

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