querist

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Noun[edit]

querist ‎(plural querists)

  1. (formal) A person who asks questions.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      "I can answer a civil question civilly," said the youth, "and will pay fitting respect to your age, if you do not urge my patience with mockery. Since I have been here in France and Flanders, men have called me, in their fantasy, the Varlet with the Velvet Pouch, because of this hawk purse which I carry by my side; but my true name, when at home, is Quentin Durward."
      "Durward!" said the querist; "is it a gentleman's name?"