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ˈkwɛs tər, ˈkwi stərquaestor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quaestornoun

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


  1. quaestornoun

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

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


  1. Quaestor

    A quaestor (British English: KWEE-stər, American English: , Latin: [ˈkʷae̯stɔr]; "investigator") was a public official in Ancient Rome. There were various types of quaestors, with the title used to describe greatly different offices at different times. In the Roman Republic, quaestors were elected officials who supervised the state treasury and conducted audits. When assigned to provincial governors, the duties were mainly administrative and logistical, but also could expand to encompass military leadership and command. It was the lowest ranking position in the cursus honorum (course of offices); by the first century BC, one had to have been quaestor to be eligible for any other posts. In the Roman Empire, the position initially remained as assistants to the magistrates with financial duties in the provinces, but over time, it faded away in the face of the expanding imperial bureaucracy. A position with a similar name (the quaestor sacri palatii) emerged during the Constantinian period with judicial responsibilities.


  1. quaestor

    A quaestor was a type of public official in the ancient Roman Republic who was responsible for financial and administrative tasks. They supervised the treasury and financial affairs of the state, its armies and its officers. The role evolved over time with changes in the Roman political system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quaestornoun

    same as Questor

  2. Etymology: [L.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaestor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaestor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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