Definitions for quo warranto
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a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty
A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.
a writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers
Origin: [So called from the Law L. words quo warranto (by what authority), in the original Latin form of the writ. See Which, and Warrant.]
Quo warranto is a prerogative writ requiring the person to whom it is directed to show what authority they have for exercising some right or power they claim to hold.
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