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

Word History


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

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“Proquaestor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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