quaestorship

quaestor

[kwes-ter, kwee-ster]
noun Roman History.
1.
one of two subordinates of the consuls serving as public prosecutors in certain criminal cases.
2.
(later) one of the public magistrates in charge of the state funds, as treasury officers or those attached to the consuls and provincial governors.
Also, questor.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English questor < Latin quaestor, equivalent to quaes-, base of quaerere to seek + -tor -tor

quaestorial [kwe-stawr-ee-uhl, -stohr-, kwee-] , adjective
quaestorship, noun
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quaestor or questor (ˈkwiːstə, -tɔː, ˈkwɛstə)
 
n
any of several magistrates of ancient Rome, usually a financial administrator
 
[C14: from Latin, from quaerere to inquire]
 
questor or questor
 
n
 
[C14: from Latin, from quaerere to inquire]
 
quaestorial or questor
 
adj
 
'quaestorship or questor
 
n

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