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Definition of "warranto" []

  • A proceeding initiated to determine or (formerly) a writ demanding by what authority a person claims an office, franchise, or privilege (noun)

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Use "warranto" in a sentence
  • "The civil action Morganelli would file is known as quo warranto, which is a legal proceeding to question whether someone is lawfully holding office."
  • "Meanwhile, a judge has reinstated the sheriff with a writ of quo warranto (Latin for "who put you in charge?"), an obscure legal maneuver devised in 13th-century England."
  • "Meanwhile, a judge has reinstated the sheriff with a writ of quo warranto Latin for "who put you in charge?""
  • "Meanwhile, a judge has reinstated the sheriff with a writ of quo warranto (Latin for "who put you in charge?"), an obscure legal maneuver devised in 13th-century England."
  • "Meanwhile, a judge has reinstated the sheriff with a writ of quo warranto Latin for "who put you in charge?""
  • "Meanwhile, a judge has reinstated the sheriff with a writ of quo warranto Latin for "who put you in charge?", an obscure legal maneuver devised in 13th-century England."
  • "Antieau noted the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled, "Quo warranto is addressed to preventing a continued exercise of authority unlawfully asserted, rather than to correct what has already been done. ...""