quaestuary

1 of 2

adjective

quaes·​tu·​ary
ˈkwes(h)chəˌwerē,
ˈkwēs-
archaic
: interested in or undertaken for monetary gain or profit
this may be termed the quaestuary class, this being the end which they aim atJ. F. Ferrier

quaestuary

2 of 2

noun

plural -es
obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle French questuaire, from Late Latin quaestuarius, from Latin quaestus way of making money, trade, gain, profit (from quaestus, past participle of quaerere to seek, gain, ask) + -arius -ary

Noun

Medieval Latin questuarius, from questuarius, adjective, of the collection of alms, from Late Latin quaestuarius

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“Quaestuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaestuary. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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