Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A complainant; a plaintiff.
  • n. An inquirer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A complainant; a plaintiff.
  • n. An inquirer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A complainant; a plaintiff.
  • n. An inquirer.
  • n. In horary astrology, the person who asks the question.

Etymologies

From Latin querens, present participle of queror ("I complain"). (Wiktionary)
Old French and Anglo-Norman querant, from Latin quaerens, present participle of quaerō ("I search for, I inquire") (English query). (Wiktionary)

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  • "If the converse applies, however, and the lord of the ascendant be in the twelfth or sixth, then it shows that the querent occasioned his problems by his own willfulness."
    —Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost (New York: Riverhead Books, 1998), 281

    October 8, 2008

  • A questioner; specifically, one who seeks the advice of astrologers.

    May 12, 2008