AskDefine | Define rota

Dictionary Definition



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

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  1. A schedule that allocates some task, responsibility or (rarely) privilege between a set of people according to a (possibly periodic) calendar.


See also



rota (weak conjugation: rotaðirotað)

Related terms



  1. Form of Third-person singular present tense, rotare
  2. Form of Second-person singular imperative, rotare#Italian|rotare






  1. Form of past tense, rote



  1. feminine of roto (past participle of romper)

Extensive Definition

Rota may refer to:
  • Rota , the feminine form of the Chilean term roto
  • Róta, a Valkyrie in Norse mythology, who chose those who were about to die on the battle-field
  • Rota (architecture), a cylinder, open on one side, that was built inside a wall of a monastery; it was used for exchanging mail and food with cloistered clergy, being their only communication with the world
  • Rota (formation), a military unit in old-time Poland
  • Rota (music), a name for a type of round, specifically as practiced in England in the 13th and 14th centuries. The term is Latin for "wheel"
  • Rota (schedule) or rosta is a table that shows what times certain things are going to happen and normally is referred to staffs shift times
  • Rota (The oath), a poem written by Maria Konopnicka, sung to the music by Feliks Nowowiejski
  • Rota (volcano), a volcano in Nicaragua
  • Rota Club, a political club in circa 1702 in London. Its members proposed radical political reform, and the club is mentioned as an enemy of the state in Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub
  • Rotary International, a service club
  • Sacra Rota, a tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Rota (papal signature), a sign which makes up part of the pope's signature
  • Rota, a collection of poems by A. W. Yrjänä
  • Rota (island), the 4th most populated island of the Marianas archipelago.
  • Rota, Spain, a town in Spain
  • Naval Station Rota, Spain, the largest U.S. Naval base in Spain
  • Rota (volcano), volcano in Nicaragua
  • Anthony Rota, a Member of Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Gian-Carlo Rota, a 20th-century Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher.
  • Nino Rota, a 20th-century Italian composer
  • Carlo Rota, Canadian chef and actor
rota in German: Rota
rota in French: Rota
rota in Italian: Rota
rota in Dutch: Rota
rota in Polish: Rota
rota in Portuguese: Rota (desambiguação)
rota in Russian: Рота
rota in Finnish: Rota

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

account, agenda, annals, beadroll, cadastre, calendar, catalog, census, census report, checklist, checkroll, chronicle, correspondence, docket, documentation, dramatis personae, head count, history, honor roll, inventory, jury list, jury panel, letters, lineup, list, memorial, muster, muster roll, nose count, order of business, pipe roll, poll, program, property roll, questionnaire, record, recording, register, registry, relic, remains, returns, roll, roll call, rolls, roster, scroll, table, tax roll, token, trace, vestige
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