quo warranto


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quo warranto

(ˈkwəʊ wɒˈræntəʊ)
n
(Law) law a proceeding initiated to determine or (formerly) a writ demanding by what authority a person claims an office, franchise, or privilege
[from Medieval Latin: by what warrant]
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Noun1.quo warranto - a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty
hearing - (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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I strongly urge the Senate Electoral Tribunal to expedite its hearings and immediately come out with a decision on the quo warranto petition against 2016 presidential aspirant Senator Poe," Drilon said.
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He said that the learned Single Judge in Chambers had no jurisdiction to issue directions suo moto in the nature of quo warranto without a formal petition before him.
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Part two discusses the most significant writs available in federal court--mandamus, prohibition, and quo warranto.
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A number of proceedings, including quo warranto, were threatened in order to force a judicial determination.
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Four months later, the state filed an action in quo warranto, seeking Scarpelli's removal from his village trustee position because of a fundamental conflict of interest between the two offices.
As Pfander has demonstrated, Charles Lee was far from alone in linking a "supreme" court with the King's Bench, and thereby to the power to issue the prerogative writs such as mandamus, habeas corpus, prohibition, quo warranto, and certiorari.