Definition of questman in US English:

questman

noun

  • 1A churchwarden's assistant, a sidesman. Now historical.

  • 2A person appointed to undertake or participate in an inquiry or inquisition; specifically (a) a parish or ward official elected annually, especially to inquire into abuses of weights and measures; (b) a layperson appointed by a bishop to inquire into and report offenders against Church observance or doctrine. Now historical.

Origin

Late Middle English. From quest + man.

Pronunciation

questman

/ˈkwɛs(t)mən/