Quo"tum(kw"tm), n. [NL., fr. L. quotus of what number. See Quota.] Part or proportion; quota. [R.] "A very small quotum." Max Mller.
Quo` war*ran"to(kw` wr*rn"t). [So called from the Law L. words quo warranto (by what authority), in the original Latin form of the writ. See Which, and Warrant.] (Law) A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers. Blackstone.
An information in the nature of a quo warranto is now common as a substitute for the writ.
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