Definition of quaestuary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwiːstjʊəri/

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Concerned with profit; moneymaking.
Example sentences
  • The quaestuary preachers drain the very blood and marrow of the poor simple people.
  • In 1567, it was found necessary to prohibit quaestuary, or venal indulgences.
  • This may be termed the qaestuary class, this being the end which they aim at.


Late 16th century: from Latin quaestuarius, from quaestus 'gain'.

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