quaestor

noun
quaes·​tor | \ ˈkwe-stər How to pronounce quaestor (audio) , ˈkwē- How to pronounce quaestor (audio) \
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Definition of quaestor

: one of numerous ancient Roman officials concerned chiefly with financial administration

First Known Use of quaestor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quaestor

Middle English questor, from Latin quaestor, from quaerere

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“Quaestor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaestor. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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