• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Questionist (Eng. Univ) A candidate for honors or degrees who is near the time of his examination.
    • Questionist A questioner; an inquirer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n questionist One who asks questions; a questioner; an inquirer; an investigator; a doubter.
    • n questionist In old universities, the respondent in the determinations; hence still at Cambridge, a student of three years, who is consequently qualified to be a candidate for a degree.
    • n questionist A professed questioner; specifically applied to Duns Scotus and other schoolmen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Questionist a questioner, a doubter: at Cambridge, a student qualified to be a candidate for a degree
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. quæstion-emquærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.


In literature:

The third stage was reached when the "questionist," as he was now, stood for his bachelor's degree.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell