Definitions for quo warranto

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  1. quo warranto(noun)

    a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty

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  1. quo warranto(Noun)

    A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.

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  1. Quo warranto

    a writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers

  2. 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.]

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  1. Quo warranto

    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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