questor [kwes-ter, kwee-ster] Examples noun Roman History.

  1. quaestor.

quaestor or ques·tor [kwes-ter, kwee-ster] noun Roman History.

  1. one of two subordinates of the consuls serving as public prosecutors in certain criminal cases.
  2. (later) one of the public magistrates in charge of the state funds, as treasury officers or those attached to the consuls and provincial governors.

Origin of quaestor 1350–1400; Middle English questor Latin quaestor, equivalent to quaes-, base of quaerere to seek + -tor -tor Related formsquaes·to·ri·al [kwe-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-, kwee-] /kwɛˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-, kwi-/, adjectivequaes·tor·ship, noun Examples from the Web for questor Historical Examples of questor

  • Dispatching the questor with this order, he summoned Gianni to his presence.

    Rule of the Monk

    Giuseppe Garibaldi

  • Gérardin, a member of the Council, repaired to the questor’s office.

    History of the Commune of 1871

    P. Lissagary

  • Those galleys which he had left he distributed to the questor, lieutenants, and officers of the cavalry.

    English Coast Defences

    George Clinch

  • Avrial stayed with Rossel in the questor’s office, while Johannard went to apprise the Council of their arrival.

    History of the Commune of 1871

    P. Lissagary

  • Accordingly the Deputies, including the Speaker, Deschanel, thronged to the questor’s office.

    The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • British Dictionary definitions for questor questor noun

    1. US a variant of quaestor

    Derived Formsquestorial (kwɛˈstɔːrɪəl), adjectivequestorship, noun quaestor sometimes US questor (ˈkwɛstə) noun

    1. any of several magistrates of ancient Rome, usually a financial administrator

    Derived Formsquaestorial (kwɛˈstɔːrɪəl), adjectivequaestorship, nounWord Origin for quaestor C14: from Latin, from quaerere to inquire

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