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To make an application to a court for a rule or order, or to take action in any matter. The term comprehends all things necessary to be done by a litigant to obtain an order of the court directing the relief sought. To propose a resolution, or recommend action in a deliberative body. To pass over; to be transferred, as when the consideration of a contract is said to move from one party to the other. To occasion; to contribute to; to tend or lead to.

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v. to make a motion in court applying for a court order or judgment. (See: motion, movant)

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Local TV personality Larry Kane moderated the post-performance discussion, which marked the first time Ramona Africa and Jim Berghaier came face-to-face since the incident in the alley behind Osage Avenue.
Some African-American audience members questioned the theatre company's agenda, stating that the play failed because it did not communicate the moral imperative, "Never again." A neighbor from Osage - one of many who fault MOVE for the destruction that rained down on their neighborhood stood and challenged Ramona Africa: "We agreed with your reasoning.
According to MOVE activist Ramona Africa, the government's attitude towards political activism has not changed over the past thirty years.