Questman
Questman Quest"man, n.; pl. {Questmen}. One legally empowered to make quest of certain matters, esp. of abuses of weights and measures. Specifically: (a) A churchwarden's assistant; a sidesman. --Blount. [Obs.] (b) A collector of parish rents. --Blount. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • questman — quest·man …   English syllables

  • questman — /kwestmaen/, or questmonger /kwestmongar/ In old English law, a starter of lawsuits, or prosecutions; also a person chosen to inquire into abuses, especially such as relate to weights and measures; also a church warden …   Black's law dictionary

  • questman — ˈ ̷ ̷mən noun (plural questmen) Etymology: Middle English, from quest + man archaic : one legally empowered to solicit alms; specifically : sidesman 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Questmen — Questman Quest man, n.; pl. {Questmen}. One legally empowered to make quest of certain matters, esp. of abuses of weights and measures. Specifically: (a) A churchwarden s assistant; a sidesman. Blount. [Obs.] (b) A collector of parish rents.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sidesman — Sides man, n.; pl. {Sidesmen}. 1. A party man; a partisan. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. An assistant to the churchwarden; a questman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sidesmen — Sidesman Sides man, n.; pl. {Sidesmen}. 1. A party man; a partisan. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. An assistant to the churchwarden; a questman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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