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 (kwĕs′tər, kwē′stər)
Any of various public officials in ancient Rome responsible for finance and administration in various areas of government and the military.

[Middle English questor, from Latin quaestor, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to inquire.]

quaes·to′ri·al (kwĕ-stôr′ē-əl, kwē-) adj.
quaes′tor·ship′ n.


(ˈkwiːstə; -tɔː) or


1. (Law) any of several magistrates of ancient Rome, usually a financial administrator
2. (Historical Terms) any of several magistrates of ancient Rome, usually a financial administrator
[C14: from Latin, from quaerere to inquire]
quaestorial adj
ˈquaestorˌship n


or ques•tor

(ˈkwɛs tər, ˈkwi stər)

1. any of various public magistrates in ancient Rome with chiefly financial responsibilities.
2. one of two officials serving as public prosecutors in certain criminal cases in early Rome.
[1350–1400; < Latin quaes-, base of quaerere to seek]
quaes•to′ri•al (-ˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quaestor - any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
finance - the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office


questor (US) [ˈkwiːstəʳ] Ncuestor m
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There must also be other officers appointed to receive the public revenue and to deliver it out to those who are in the different departments of the state: these are called receivers or quaestors.
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A quaestor was a kind of legal adviser, perhaps not unlike a modern attorney general.
46) Cameron 1964:58-59, against Jacobs' proposed quaestor at Constantinople in 390 (followed by Bowra 1959:266; and Stella 1949:379-83).
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quaestor Girault, and the encyrtid Microterys fuscicornis Howard (Cooper & Cranshaw 2004; Kosztarab 1996; Myartseva & Ruiz-Cancino 2000; Peck 1963).
Men seek to get the Capitol, as they seek to get the herb market, under the voice of the crier, under the auction spear, under the regulation of the quaestor.
Early records of the Roman Empire indicate that in AD 378 soldiers had to purchase their own corn and clothes and some of their arms at a set price, which the quaestor deducted from their pay.
Romanian Secretary of State, Head of the Public Order and Safety Department and Interior Police Quaestor Ioan Dascalu expressed his admiration of the department's services, adding that Jordan is considered one of the leading countries in this field.
Derived from the distant senatorial quaestor candidatus, who acted as the emperor's spokesman in the Senate, the imperial quaestor had become, by the reign of Constantius II (337-361) and Valentinian I (364-375), the emperor's legal adviser.
Calling a judex a judge, however--the aegides, Chiefs of Police, the Censor, a Director of Statistics and Classifications, or the quaestor, a Crown Prosecutor, or for the period of the mid-Republic, a President of the Treasury Board--may identify their positions to the modern mind, but will impart associations that are foreign to the original.