noun Roman History.
one of two subordinates of the consuls serving as public prosecutors in certain criminal cases.
(later) one of the public magistrates in charge of the state funds, as treasury officers or those attached to the consuls and provincial governors.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English questor Related forms
< Latin quaestor,
equivalent to quaes-,
base of quaerere
to seek + -tor -tor
quaestorial /kwɛˈstɔriəl, -ˈstoʊr-, kwi-/ [kwe-stawr-ee-uhl, -stohr-, kwee-] Show IPA , adjective