quaestor
also questor noun Etymology: Middle English questor, from Latin quaestor, from quaerere Date: 14th century one of numerous ancient Roman officials concerned chiefly with financial administration

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  • QUAESTOR — sic dicitur, quasi quaesitor. Ulpianus, l. singulari, de efficio Quaestoris: Agenere quaerendi Quaestores initiô dictos, et Iunius, et Trebatius, et Fenestella scribunt. Eandem quoque originationem, point Beda, de Orthographia. Sed ut genus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • quaestor — QUAESTOR, quaestori, s.m. (În Roma antică) Magistrat cu atribuţii fiscale. [pr.: cvéstor] – cuv. it. Trimis de cata, 24.02.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  QUAESTOR [pr.: cvéstor] m. Magistrat cu atribuţii fiscale în Roma antică. /cuv …   Dicționar Român

  • Quaestor — Quaestor, 1) (röm. Ant.), eigentlich so v.w. Quaesitor (s.d.); daher zur Zeit der Könige Q. parricidii der Richter, welcher überdas Parricidium (s.d.), sowie auch über andere Arten des Mordes (daher Q. rerum capitalium) entschied. Als 509 v. Chr …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Quaestor — Qu[ae]s tor, n. [L.] Same as {Questor}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quaestor — Quaestor,   Quästor …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quaestor — [kwes′tər, kwēs′tər] n. [L, contr. < quaesitor < quaesitus, pp. of quaerere, to inquire] an official of ancient Rome, with various, chiefly financial, duties quaestorship n …   English World dictionary

  • Quaestor — Die Quaestur (eingedeutscht Quästur) war das niedrigste Amt der senatorischen Ämterlaufbahn (cursus honorum) der römischen Republik. Quästoren wurden (bis zum Beginn der Kaiserzeit) vom Volk auf ein Jahr gewählt. Ursprünglich waren die Quästoren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • quaestor — quaestorial /kwe stawr ee euhl, stohr , kwee /, adj. quaestorship, n. /kwes teuhr, kwee steuhr/, n. Rom. Hist. 1. one of two subordinates of the consuls serving as public prosecutors in certain criminal cases. 2. (later) one of the public… …   Universalium

  • Quaestor — Quaestors were originally appointed by the consuls to investigate criminal acts and determine if the consul needed to take public action. Quaestors eventually took on additional responsibilities, such as supervising the treasury (for which they… …   Wikipedia

  • Quaestor —    The Quaestor of the Sacred Palace (quaestor sacri palatii) was the supreme legal minister whose duty it was to draft imperial laws, in addition to being the emperor s (q.v.) chief legal advisor. The famous Tribonian (q.v.) occupied this post… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • quaestor — Questor Ques tor, n. [L. quaestor, contr. fr. quaesitor, fr. quaerere, quaesitum, to seek for, ask: cf. F. questeur.] (Rom. Antiq.) An officer who had the management of the public treasure; a receiver of taxes, tribute, etc.; treasurer of state.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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