quo warranto

Definitions of "quo warranto"
  1. A type of legal order that calls for an individual or corporation to provide proof of their legal right to occupy a public office or use a particular privilege
  2. A legal process similar to a quo warranto writ, used to examine the legality of a person or corporation's claim to an office or privilege, and potentially seeking to halt the illicit use of such office or privilege
How to use "quo warranto" in a sentence
  1. The attorney general issued a quo warranto, demanding the company to demonstrate its right to operate the franchise.
  2. In response to allegations of fraud, a quo warranto was initiated to probe the legality of the individual's claim to the office.
  3. To uphold integrity, the court may deploy a quo warranto to discontinue the unauthorized exercise of the disputed privilege.

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