proquaestor

noun pro·quaes·tor \prōˈkwestə(r)\

Definition of proquaestor

  1. :  one acting for a quaestor; especially :  a magistrate associated with a proconsul in the administration of an ancient Roman province

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Origin and Etymology of proquaestor

Late Latin, from Latin pro quaestore, from the phrase pro quaestore (acting) for a quaestor, from pro for + quaestore, ablative of quaestor — more at for, quaestor


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