quaestio

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin quaestio (inquiry)

Noun[edit]

quaestio (plural quaestiones)

  1. (law) (in ancient Rome) A commission to inquire into a criminal matter given to a citizen (the quaesitor) who then reported to whoever appointed him.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quaestus, from quaesitus, from quaerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quaestiō f (genitive quaestiōnis); third declension

  1. seeking
  2. inquiry, investigation, questioning, question
  3. inquisition

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative quaestiō quaestiōnēs
genitive quaestiōnis quaestiōnum
dative quaestiōnī quaestiōnibus
accusative quaestiōnem quaestiōnēs
ablative quaestiōne quaestiōnibus
vocative quaestiō quaestiōnēs

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