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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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That recovery is getting moving thanks to more stable conditions in the Eurozone - still the UK's biggest trading partner - and rising consumer demand at home.
I may try combining the upcoming spate of friends' birthday dinners with getting moving a bit more and being more sensible with my dinner choices.
The software on it means getting moving pictures onto the player isn't - as with some rivals - like flushing your sofa down the toilet.