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  • n. A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty

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