quaestor: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kwes'tur, kwē'stur), [key]
— 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 magistrates in charge of the state funds, as treasury officers or those attached to the consuls and provincial governors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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