quæstion

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quæstion (plural quæstions)

  1. Archaic spelling of question.
    • 1623, William Sclater, D.D., The Quæstion of Tythes Reuised: Arguments for the Moralitie of Tything, Enlarged, and Cleared. Obiections More Fully, and Distinctly Answered. Mr. Seldens Historie, So Farre as Mistakers Haue Made it Argumentatiue Against the Moralitie, Ouerly Viewed., main title (Iohn Legat)
      The Quæstion of Tythes Reuised: Arguments for the Moralitie of Tything, Enlarged, and Cleared. Obiections More Fully, and Distinctly Answered. Mr. Seldens Historie, So Farre as Mistakers Haue Made it Argumentatiue Against the Moralitie, Ouerly Viewed.

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quæstion (third-person singular simple present *quæstions or *quæstioneth, present participle quæstioning, simple past and past participle quæstioned)

  1. Archaic spelling of question.
    • 1649, anonymous:
    • 1902, George Bate, A Short Narrative of the Late Troubles in England: First Written in Latin by an Anonymus, for the Information of Forreners, and Now Don Into English, for the Behoof and Pleasure of Our Countrey-men. 1649 (F.E. Robinson & Co.), page 19:
      […] lenght to inveigh agaynst the power of the king to quæstion his right in the shipps (which before the kings continually […]
    • 1671–1693, Rev. Thomas Jolly, private notebook ; printed in:
    • 1895, Henry Fishwick [ed.], The Note Book of the Rev. Thomas Jolly: A.D. 1671–1693. Extracts from the Church Books of Altham and Wymondhouses, 1649–1725. And an Account of the Jolly Family of Standish, Gorton, and Altham, page 44:
      At the funerall of cousin Barlow’sɪ child I feared one of the publique preachers (as I somtimes heard some of them upon such occassions) I further found caus to quæstion whether many of them bee the ministers of christ and his gospell, they holding forth soe litle of christ or his gospell.

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Noun[edit]

quæstion f (plural quæstions)

  1. Obsolete form of question.
    • 1631, Jean Le Jau, Cabinet royal de l'Espoux Meublé par son Épouse Avec le Jardin Spirituel, page #135:
      De haſtiueté , non qui reſſente ſa legereté, mais bien vne gráde promptitude, qu’on apportera, en laccompliſſement de l’obeiſſance, ne prenant iamais de delay, nyu d’excuſe , quand il ſera quæſtion d’obeyr,mais ſe portant auſſi‐toſt a faire ce qui ſera commandé , en la façon qu’il anra eſté commandé : []

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