Definition of quaestus
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LEM
quaestus, quaestūs
noun (m., 4th declension)
  1. a gaining, acquiring, gain, acquisition, profit, advantage
  2. a way of making money, business, occupation, employment, trade
  3. of courtesans
  4. [figuratively] gain, profit, advantage
Abbreviations
quaestus ūs (old gen. quaestuis, T.; quaestī, T.), m a gaining, acquiring, gain, acquisition, profit, advantage: ad quaestūs pecuniae mercaturasque vis, Cs.: consequendi quaestūs studio: quaestus ac lucrum unius anni et unius agri: quibus fides, decus, omnia quaestui sunt, are venal, S.: quaestui habere rem p., to use public office for personal gain: iudicio abuti ad quaestum: pecuniam in quaestu relinquere, to let money at interest: hos quaestūs recipere: decumanorum nomine ad suos quaestūs esse abusum.

—A way of making money, business, occupation, employment, trade: meretricius: de quaestibus, qui liberales habendi.

—Of courtesans: quaestum corpore facere, L.: quaestum occipit, T.: in quaestu pro meretrice sedet, O.

—Fig., gain, profit, advantage: qui sui quaestūs causā fictas suscitant sententias, Enn. ap. C.: nullum in eo facio quaestum.
 
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