Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, a writ calling upon a person or body of persons to show by what warrant they exercise a public office, privilege, franchise, or liberty. It is the remedy for usurpation of office or of corporate franchises, etc.
- n. law A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Law) A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.
- n. a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty
“An order of council for issuing a quo warranto against the charter of the colony of the Massachuset's bay in New-England, with his majesty's declaration that in case the said corporation of Masschuset's bay shall before prosecution had upon the same quo warranto make a full submission and entire resignation to his royal pleasure, he will then regulate their charter in such a manner as shall be for his service and the good of that colony.”
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