Definitions for quo warranto
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
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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