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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.


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


© Webster 1913.

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