Definition of quaestio
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LEM
quaestiō, quaestiōnis
QVAES-
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. a questioning, examination, inquiry, investigation
  2. a judicial investigation, examination by torture, criminal inquiry, inquisition
  3. a question, subject of investigation, matter, case, cause, dispute, difficulty, inquiry
  4. the record of a judicial inquiry, minutes of evidence
Abbreviations
quaestiō ōnis, f QVAES-, a questioning, examination, inquiry, investigation: exploratā re quaestione captivorum, Cs.: rem in disceptationem quaestionemque vocare, to investigate: res in quaestione versatur, is under investigation: de moribus ultima fiet quaestio, Iu.

—A judicial investigation, examination by torture, criminal inquiry, inquisition: cum praetor quaestionem inter sicarios exercuisset, conducted a trial for assassination: mortis paternae de servis paternis quaestionem habere: quaestionem in eum ferre, demand his prosecution: placuit quaestionem ex his haberi, L.: instituta de morte: ad quaestionem abripi, to the torture: illum in quaestionem postulavit: quaestiones severius exercere, L.: quaestioni praeesse, to sit as judge: tabellae quaestionis, records of testimony at an examination: quaestiones perpetuae, standing commissions of criminal investigation: iudex quaestionis (i. e. quaesitor): quaestiones extraordinariae, investigations by special commission, L.: dimittere eo tempore quaestionem, i. e. the court.

—A question, subject of investigation, matter, case, cause, dispute, difficulty, inquiry: quae (sententia) viri simillima, magna quaestio est: perdifficilis de naturā deorum: de moribus ultima fiet Quaestio, Iu.: beatos efficiat (sapientia) necne quaestio est, may be disputed.

—The record of a judicial inquiry, minutes of evidence: hanc fictam quaestionem conscripisse.
 
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