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