Definitions for: Quo Warranto

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Quo" war*ran"to [So called from the Law L. words
quo warranto (by what authority), in the original Latin form
of the writ. See Which, and Warrant.] (Law)
A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what
warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain
powers. --Blackstone.

Note: An information in the nature of a quo warranto is now
common as a substitute for the writ. --Wharton.

See Also: hearing

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