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."
"Near the pretty little woman in white?" asked a middle-aged gentleman seated by the querist's side, with orders in his button, and several under-waistcoats, and a great, choky, white stock.
Focusing on Graves' skillful use of "The Querist," his advice column in the Tennessee Baptist, Stephan argues that it was through this column that Graves connected with the members of many local Baptist churches and persuaded them of his views.
3, 6-7; Patrick Kelly, 'Ireland and the Critique of Mercantilism in Berkeley's Querist', Hermathena, 139 (1985), 102-3.
There is also a visible link of Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is the senior counsel for Querist, the parent company of Union Carbide.
Braham and Nathan (London: John Booth, 1816) was originally planned as a preface to the first edition of the Hebrew Melodies, says: 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.
George Berkeley (1685-1753) is better known as a philosopher, he deserves recognition as a development economist with his Querist (1735).
We are reminded that in The Querist (1735-37) money, too, is considered as a sort of sign.
It is the historian which gives Carthage a history, and therefore gives "more than a purely personal existence to everyman." According to Simms, the best historical method involves "[r]easoning of what should have been from what is before us." It is from the "probable" that we gather the "true." In the light of these considerations the dates and names of "the mere chronologists" are "nothing." The Simmsian historian is busy "tracing hopes and fears, feelings and performances." He is searching for "the greatness which was, and the glories which exist no longer." He does not wish to be held up by "some cold and impertinent querist" who "forbids our inquiry as idle" if we cannot be precise as to names and dates.
(33.) The first quote is from "A North American" [Thomas Bradbury Chandler], The American querist: or, Some questions proposed relative to the present disputes ([New York], 1774), Early American Imprints, No.