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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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Magic is derided and forbidden in science-obsessed Penvellyn: all mages have been executed, and Bert is warned by Cassius, a quaestor or investigator in evil Prince Vos's service to avoid any kind of involvement in magical activity.
Esta renta era gestionada por los magistrados municipales de dicha ciudad que, en caso de civitates de cierta entidad, estaria a cargo de un magistrado municipal denominado quaestor alimentorum nombrado ad hoc, seguramente por la curia municipal (13).
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The NBH, which recently took on the added role of financial watchdog, said Tuesday the Quaestor brokerage couldn't take on new clients but the supervisor would be allowed to close open positions.
A quaestor was a kind of legal adviser, perhaps not unlike a modern attorney general.
Este homem de primeira ordem na historia imperial dos ultimos anos do seculo IV, quaestor sacri palatii em 389-390, praefectus praetorio da Iliria e de Italia entre 390 e 392, ocupava o cargo de consul no ano em que se suicidou, no rescaldo da batalha do Frigido, em 5 de Setembro de 394, conflito em que tomou o partido de Eugenio.
227-230; Idem: <<Un quaestor pro praetore republicano en Carthago Nova>>, JRA 21/1, 2008b, pp.
with organizations like Quaestor (from 1989 to 1999), Lazard (from 1986 to 1989) and Montagu (from 1979 to 1986).
An evidence for the special favour in which he was held was the fact that he was appointed quaestor before the legal age of twenty-five and afterwards he even entered the college of augurs.
Valerius Valerianus Sanctus, clarissimus vir, quaestor provinciae Baeticae, de quien se conserva su epitafio en la capital de los Bigerriones, Tarba (actual Tarbes; CIL XIII, 395).