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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Questor \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 qu[ae]stor.] [1913 Webster] Note: At an early period there were also public accusers styled questors, but the office was soon abolished. [1913 Webster]