letter of request
- A court document addressing a court in a foreign country seeking judicial help, such as serving notice to or gathering evidence from a person within that country's jurisdiction
- The local court had to issue a letter of request to gather evidence from the foreign witness.
- To serve process to the defendant living abroad, a letter of request was sent to the foreign court.
- The letter of request was used to obtain critical information from a non-resident party involved in the lawsuit.