Querent

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Que´rent


n.1.(O. Eng. Law) A complainant; a plaintiff.
1.An inquirer.
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La differenza fra le armi di Tristano e Dinadan come 'significanti' viene descritta in modo esplicito da Dinadan stesso: "Chil ki verront le mien escu, pour ce k'il est bien sans faille des escus de la maison le roi Artu, quideront sans faille tout maintenant que je soie Lanselos du Lac, com cil ki ne vont querant se Lanselot non.
Mult fu hardiz, molt fu curteis 45 He was quite brave, he was Cil qui fist nes premierement quite nice, Et en mer se mist aval vent, The man who made the first of Terre querant qu'il ne veeit, ships Et rivage qu'il ne saveit.
Abbatinus de Aretio avisat dominum quod maior pars hominum civitatis Aretii, idest principaliores et potentiores, permaxime cupiunt exire subiectionem Florentinorum et habere statum liberiorem et eis gratiorem, non quod querant aut velint subici domino nostro duci; immo id nolunt ullatenus, sed vellent habere unum ex illis de Petramalla qui antiquitus habuerunt dominium predicte civitatis Aretii, ut pote Malatestam existentem apud dominum, quem reciperent libenter in dominum.
In his 1974 review (Poetique, V, 246-64), Pierre-Yves Badel began with a quotation from the Prose Tristan: 'Je suis un chevalier errant qui chascun jour vais aventures querant et le sens du monde; mais point n'en puis trouver'; and this epigraph wittily condenses much of the bafflement felt by certain readers of Zumthor's book.