Definitions for quaestorˈkwɛs tər, ˈkwi stər
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any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
an ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs.
Origin: Latin quaestor, from an old participle form of quaerere.
same as Questor
A quaestor was a type of public official in the "cursus honorum" system who supervised financial affairs. In the Roman Republic a quaestor was an elected official, but in the Roman Empire, quaestors came to be simply appointed. Today the term quaestor is used as a senior police rank in Italy and Romania, and as the title of an office of financial oversight in some organizations.
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