Definition of quo warranto in English:

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quo warranto

Pronunciation: /ˌkwəʊ wəˈrantəʊ/

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: rigorous quo warranto proceedings

Origin

Law Latin, literally 'by what warrant'.

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