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. --Blount. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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