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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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It assumes that most people making deposits will move in either "this month" or "next month." An entry of 30 percent means that 30 percent will move in this month and 70 percent will move in the following month.
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