quaere

[kweer-ee] Archaic.
v. imperative
1.
ask; inquire (used to introduce or suggest a question).
noun
2.
a query or question.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin, 2nd person singular imperative of quaerere to seek, ask

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quaere (ˈkwɪərɪ)
 
n
1.  a query or question
 
interj
2.  ask or inquire: used esp to introduce a question
 
[C16: Latin, imperative of quaerere to inquire]

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What my quaere raised was a simple question to the students, who are the real parties in interest here.
Whether notes received in payment of the claim will discharge the lien quaere.
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