see also: Rota
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɹəʊ.tə/

rota (plural rotas)

  1. (British) A schedule that allocates some task, responsibility or (rarely) privilege between a set of people according to a (possibly periodic) calendar.
Related terms Translations
  • Italian: ruolino di marcia, calendario di lavoro, ruolino di servizio
  • Spanish: horario con los turnos

rota (plural rotas)

  1. (musical instruments) A kind of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music.

Proper noun
  1. (Catholicism) A branch of the papal Curia which serves as an appellate court in ecclesiastical cases, including cases of marriage nullity.
    • 1728, Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia, s.v. "Rota":
      The Rota consists of twelve Doctors, chosen out of the four Nations of Italy, France, Spain, and Germany.
  2. (UK, historical or obsolete) A club established by James Harrington in 1659 to advocate term limits and rotation of government offices; other similar clubs of the era.

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