Definitions for quaestorˈkwɛs tər, ˈkwi stər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quaes•torˈkwɛs tər, ˈkwi stər(n.)

or ques•tor

  1. any of various public magistrates in ancient Rome with chiefly financial responsibilities.

    Category: Ancient History

  2. one of two officials serving as public prosecutors in certain criminal cases in early Rome.

    Category: Ancient History

Origin of quaestor:

1350–1400; < L quaes-, base of quaerere to seek

quaes•to′ri•al-ˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quaestor(noun)

    any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)

Wiktionary

  1. quaestor(Noun)

    an ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs.

  2. Origin: Latin quaestor, from an old participle form of quaerere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quaestor(noun)

    same as Questor

Freebase

  1. Quaestor

    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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