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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quo war·ran·to /ˌkwowəˈrɑn(ˌ)to, ˈræn; ˈwɔrənˌto, ˈwɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quo war·ran·to  Law A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers.
 Note:An information in the nature of a quo warranto is now common as a substitute for the writ.
 --Wharton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 quo warranto
      n : a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an
          office or franchise or liberty