Definition of Quo warranto

1. Noun. A hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty.

Generic synonyms: Hearing
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Quo warranto

1. Noun. (legal) A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quo Warranto

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quizzes
quizzical
quizzicalities
quizzicality
quizzically
quizzicalness
quizzify
quizzing
quizzings
quizzism
quizzy
quo
quo pro quid
quo warranto (current term)
quo warrantos
quoad
quoad hunc
quob
quobbed
quobbing
quobs
quod
quod erat demonstrandum
quod google
quodded
quodding
quodlibet
quodlibetarian

Literary usage of Quo warranto

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1845)
"I. Of the Origin and Nature of quo warranto Informations, and Statutes ... In what Cases the Court will grant an Information in Nature of quo warranto, p. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Private Corporations Aggregate by Joseph Kinnicut Angell, Samuel Ames (1843)
"Anciently, this method was by the original writ of quo warranto, called the king's writ of right for franchises and liberties, which commanded the sheriff ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"quo warranto, at common law, was a criminal proceeding; and, in addition to the judgment of seizure or of ouster, there was judgment that the defendant be ..."

4. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"186. court decided they would not grant a quo warranto ... 7. informations in the nature of quo warranto have been BNP 210. § 8. On a rule to show cause, ..."

5. A Treatise on Federal Practice, Civil and Criminal: Including Practice in by Roger Foster (1920)
"Proceedings in the nature of quo warranto may be instituted in the State courts to determine whether the exercise by national banking associations of ..."

6. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"He disturbed few men in their franchises, and was content to have collected the mass of evidence embodied in the placita de quo warranto, and thus to have ..."

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