from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various public officials in ancient Rome responsible for finance and administration in various areas of government and the military.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs.
Middle English questor, from Latin quaestor, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to inquire.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin quaestor, from an old participle form of quaero. (Wiktionary)