Definition of proquaestor in US English:

proquaestor

noun

  • A person appointed to act in place of or on behalf of a quaestor, usually serving under a proconsul in the administration of a province.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Obadiah Walker (1616–1699), college head and author. From post-classical Latin proquaestor from classical Latin prō quaestōre (person acting) on behalf of a quaestor from prō + quaestōre, ablative of quaestor.

Pronunciation

proquaestor

/prəʊˈkwiːstə/