an official of ancient Rome, with various, chiefly financial, duties
Origin of quaestorClassical Latin contr. ; from quaesitor ; from quaesitus, past participle of quaerere, to inquire
Any of various public officials in ancient Rome responsible for finance and administration in various areas of government and the military.
Origin of quaestorMiddle English questor, from Latin quaestor, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to inquire.
- An Ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs.
Latin quaestor, from an old participle form of quaero.