quaestuary

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

Definition of quaestuary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

quaestuary

noun
plural -es

Definition of quaestuary (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

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History and Etymology for quaestuary

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 28 Feb. 2020.

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