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quaestuary

adjective quaes·tu·ary \ ˈkwes(h)chəˌwerē , ˈkwēs- \

Definition of quaestuary

archaic
: interested in or undertaken for monetary gain or profit
  • this may be termed the quaestuary class, this being the end which they aim at
  • —J. F. Ferrier

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Origin and Etymology of quaestuary

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


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quaestuary

noun

Definition of quaestuary

plural -es
obsolete
: quaestor 2

Origin and Etymology of quaestuary

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


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