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quaere

[kweer-ee] /ˈkwɪər i/
v. imperative
1.
ask; inquire (used to introduce or suggest a question).
noun
2.
a query or question.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin, 2nd person singular imperative of quaerere to seek, ask
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  • What my quaere raised was a simple question to the students, who are the real parties in interest here.
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British Dictionary definitions for quaere

quaere

/ˈkwɪərɪ/
noun
1.
a query or question
interjection
2.
ask or inquire: used esp to introduce a question
Word Origin
C16: Latin, imperative of quaerere to inquire
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Word Origin and History for quaere

Latin imperative of quaerere "to ask, inquire" (see query (v.)). Hence "one may ask" (1530s) as an introduction to a question.

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