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A quaestor (/ˈkwstər/; Latin pronunciation: [ˈkʷajstor]) wis a teep o public offeecial in the "cursus honorum" seestem who supervised the financial affairs o the state an conductit audits. In the Roman Republic a quaestor wis an electit offeecial, but in the Roman Empire, quaestors came tae be simply appyntit.

The day the term quaestor is uised as a senior police rank in Italy an Romanie, an as the title o an office o financial owersicht in some organisations.