Entry from British & World English dictionary
Concerned with profit; moneymaking.
- 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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