(also vexata questio)
A vexed question.
vexata quaestio/vɛkˌsɑːtə ˈkwiːstɪəʊ/ /vɛkˌsɑːtə ˈkwʌɪstɪəʊ/
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Coke (1552–1634), lawyer, legal writer, and politician. From post-classical Latin vexata quaestio from classical Latin vexāta, feminine past participle of vexāre + quaestiō.
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