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quaestūra , ae, f. quaestor,
I.the office of quæstor, the quæstorship (class.): “quaestura primus gradus honoris,Cic. Verr. 1, 4, 11: “quaesturam petere,id. Mur. 8, 18; Tac. A. 3, 29: “ex quaesturā consulatum petere,Liv. 32, 7: “gerere,Suet. Calig. 1. —
II. Transf., the quæstor's chest: “translator quaesturae,an embezzler of the public chest, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 58, § 152.
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