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Meaning of QUESTOR

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.
[Written also {qu[ae]stor}.]

Note: At an early period there were also public accusers
      styled questors, but the office was soon abolished.

 

 

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