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questor:

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, Roman magistrate, with responsibility for the treasury; in early times a quaestor also had judicial powers. At first there were two quaestors. Sulla named 20, and Caesar set 40 as the number (45 B.C.), but Augustus reduced them to 20.
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Freely allow those friars so wishing to preach the word of God to the clergy and people wishing to hear it and let them receive the alms of the faithful freely given by the urging of divine charity; and then later, after this preaching is finished, similarly allow the said questors to carry out the business committed to them.
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Lee adopts another strategy, however, to critique the autonomous questor of canonical Romanticism represented by Kruitzner's imitation or partial occupation of that stance.
The questor returns with knowledge, maturity and readiness to contribute.
Prior to focusing on real estate software, he was vice president and director of research of Questor Associates, the predecessor company to Roulac Real Estate Consulting Group of Deloitte & Touche.