Definitions for quo warranto

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quo warranto(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quo warranto

    kwō wo-ran′to, n. (law) the title of a writ by which a person or corporate body is summoned to show by what warrant a particular franchise or office is claimed. [So called from these words in the writ. L. quo, by what (abl. sing. neut. of quis, who, which, what), warranto, abl. of Low L. warrantum, warrant.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quo warranto in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quo warranto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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