Definition of "quaestio" []

  • (in ancient Rome) A commission to inquire into a criminal matter given to a citizen (the quaesitor) who then reported to whoever appointed him. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quaestio" in a sentence
  • "Most typographic historians contend that the design for the question mark was derived from an abbreviation of the Latin word quaestio, which simply means 'what'."
  • "Lambertini, R. (2003), "L'economia e la sua etica: la 'quaestio' di Gregorio da Rimini su debito ed usura," in Gregorio da Rimini."
  • "Thomas Aquinas distinguished between a demonstratio quia and a demonstratio propter quid (cf. Summa Theologiae I, quaestio 2, art. 2)."