Definition of Quaestor

1. Noun. Any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration).

Category relationships: Finance
Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official



Definition of Quaestor

1. Noun. an ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quaestor

1. an ancient Roman magistrate [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quaestor

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Literary usage of Quaestor

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"The quaestor took his place in the consistorium (cp. App. 10), while the master of offices superseded him as commander of the palace guards. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"But the magistrates who had quaestors at all, always had them. If the term of office of the quaestor expired before that of his superior, it was extended bv ..."

3. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"[for quaesitor], a quaestor (originally two deputies of the consuls, to investigate and try capital crimes ; elected annually at the comitia of the tribes. ..."

4. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"[ quaestor ], of a quaestor, ... a quaestor's July: adulescentes iam aetate ... near the quaestor's tent, L. : legatus, with the rank of quaestor : iuvenis, ..."

5. A Smaller History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of by William Smith (1899)
"Though the Roman general was taken by surprise for a moment, his skill, the discipline of his troops, and the energy of Sulla, Marius's quaestor, ..."

6. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1899)
"quaestor. 4. The quaestor had the care of preparing the Imperial speeches, and was responsible for the language of the laws. He would probably be generally ..."

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