Definition of querent in English:

querent

noun

  • A person who asks or enquires; specifically a person who consults an astrologer, fortune-teller, medium, etc.

noun

  • Law. A complainant, a plaintiff.

Origin

Late 16th century. From post-classical Latin quaerent-, quaerens, use as noun of classical Latin quaerent-, quaerēns, present participle of quaerere to enquire<br>early 18th century; earliest use found in Anthony Collins (1676–1729), philosopher and freethinker. From post-classical Latin querent-, querens complainant, plaintiff, use as noun of classical Latin querent-, querēns, present participle of querī to complain.

Pronunciation

querent

/ˈkwɪərənt/