Definition of "quaestor" []

  • Any of various public officials in ancient Rome responsible for finance and administration in various areas of government and the military. (noun)
  • Any of several magistrates of ancient Rome, usually a financial administrator (noun)

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Use "quaestor" in a sentence
  • "He had only been back in Rome for a few days, following his term as quaestor in Umbria, and was avid for the latest news."
  • "Atalaric (such an official is called "quaestor" [65] by the Romans), and invited Belisarius to come to Rome, promising to put the city into his hands without a battle."
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