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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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

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Robinson said: "Having lost the game it was, in my opinion, right to move on with the two young 10s and to not select Dan this weekend."
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We do, however, welcome the shadow speaker's openness to innovative proposals, such as Right to Move, aimed at solving the problem of affordable housing provision.'