Definition of quo warranto in English:

quo warranto

Syllabification: quo war·ran·to
Pronunciation: /ˌkwō wəˈränˌtō, -ˈran-
 
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noun

[usually as modifier] Law, historical & US
A writ or legal action requiring a person to show by what warrant an office or franchise is held, claimed, or exercised.

Origin

Law Latin, literally 'by what warrant'.

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