quaes·​tio | \ ˈkwīstēˌō \
plural quaestiones\ ˌ⸗⸗ˈōˌnās \

Definition of quaestio

1 : a criminal inquisition or trial under Roman law
2 quaestiones plural : the commissions for the trial of various offenses under Roman law or the proceedings before such commissions also : criminal courts or tribunals

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History and Etymology for quaestio

Latin quaestion-, quaestio question, quaestio

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“Quaestio.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaestio. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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