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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ro·ta /ˈrotə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ro·ta n.
 1. An ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also Rota Romana, that takes cognizance of suits by appeal. It consists of twelve members.
 2. Eng. Hist. A short-lived political club established in 1659 by J.Harrington to inculcate the democratic doctrine of election of the principal officers of the state by ballot, and the annual retirement of a portion of Parliament.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ro·ta n. Mus. A species of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music; -- written also rotta.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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