quaere

noun

quae·​re ˈkwir-ē How to pronounce quaere (audio) ˈkwer- How to pronounce quaere (audio)
archaic
: query

Word History

Etymology

Latin, imperative of quaerere to seek, question

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quaere was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Quaere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaere. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

quaere

noun
quae·​re ˈkwir-ē, ˈkwer- How to pronounce quaere (audio)
: question
usually used to introduce a question
quaere: whether the legislature intended such a result?
Etymology

Latin, imperative of quaerere to seek, ask

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