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quaes·tor

 (kwĕs′tər, kwē′stər)
n.
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.

quaestor

(ˈkwiːstə; -tɔː) or

questor

n
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

quaes•tor

or ques•tor

(ˈkwɛs tər, ˈkwi stər)

n.
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
Translations

quaestor

questor (US) [ˈkwiːstəʳ] Ncuestor m
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