One who asks questions; an inquirer.

[From obsolete quere, question; see query.]


a person who makes inquiries or queries; questioner


(ˈkwɪər ɪst)

one who inquires or questions.


a person who makes inquiries or asks questions.
See also: Questioning
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The querist repeated again and again what he had said before, and then Sancho said, "It seems to me I can set the matter right in a moment, and in this way; the man swears that he is going to die upon the gallows; but if he dies upon it, he has sworn the truth, and by the law enacted deserves to go free and pass over the bridge; but if they don't hang him, then he has sworn falsely, and by the same law deserves to be hanged.
But then, senor governor," replied the querist, "the man will have to be divided into two parts; and if he is divided of course he will die; and so none of the requirements of the law will be carried out, and it is absolutely necessary to comply with it.
166), asi como The Querist (1735-1737), donde Berkeley "propone soluciones a esos problemas economicos" (p.
Singhvi's defence has consistently been that Querist is not responsible for the tragedy.
George Berkeley (1685-1753) is better known as a philosopher, he deserves recognition as a development economist with his Querist (1735).
Now, I conceive that this question may easily be answered by what the querist himself has just before stated; for it must be evident to all, that of the Persians have derived their manner of singing "from the ancient Oriental Jews," and of such manner accords with that of the Germans, the latter must possess the true harmony of their ancestors; and hence it will follow, that if you have selected your Melodies, as I understand is the fact, from a variety of chaunts which were sung to you by German Jews, those Melodies are justly entitled to the originality they claim.
We are reminded that in The Querist (1735-37) money, too, is considered as a sort of sign.
Vis oit bien feit e gardeure ague, la char oit blanche come nif desendue, color vermoil come graine vendue, boche petite, danteure menue, oil oit riant, qant ert plus ireschue; sa blonde crine ne vos ai manteue; soz ciel n'a home, tant ait chiere barbue, ne la querist avoir en si braz nue.
Columbia Baptist Association, Minutes, 1859, 44; Joseph Walker, "Spurgeon's Fencing," Western Recorder, 31 October 1859, 2; Querist, "Is the Rev.
75) George Berkeley, The Querist, Containing Several Inquiries Proposed to the Consideration of the Public (London, 1750), query no.
Such ventures aired challenges to the sexual hierarchy, as when one querist wondered whether "one Sex [is] less needful for Procreation than the other," and Dunton answered: "As Nature hath appointed Generation for continuing the Species, so it hath appointed Distinction of Sexes, aiming as well at the Female, as the Male, and not at the Male Alone, as some think, who would make the Female an imperfect thing, and an Aberration of Nature: For the one Sex is no less needful for Procreation than the other" (4:154).
George Berkeley in The Querist had called for the fostering of home industries so that the majority of Irishmen should have shoes to their feet, clothes to their backs and beef in their bellies, even though squires would be condemned to drink ale instead of claret and fine ladies would have to sacrifice silks and laces.