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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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People in the North, East Anglia and London are the most likely to be planning a move within the next two years, at 14pc, 13pc and 12pc respectively.
But despite the rise in single people planning to buy a new property,overall demand remains stable, with 12%of people expecting to move within the next two years, the same level as in the autumn.
''The majority view in the market is that Tokyo stocks will move within a narrow range in the coming week and in such a case, the bond market is expected to move steadily,'' said Hideto Nagamatsu, bond group manager at SMBC Friend Securities Co.
LOWLAND LEAGUE Paul Woods netted a goal in each half as East Kilbride beat Gala 3-0 to move within a point of league leaders Kelty.
Sporting v Limerick SPORTING have the chance to move within two points of First Division leaders UCD when they face Limerick at the Morton Stadium.
AFC LIVERPOOL have the chance to move within two points of the leaders Stone Dominoes in the Vodkat First Division today.
First-half goals from Garry Payne and James Mytton did the trick for Berkley who now move within a point of table-toppers Stetchford, but have two games in hand.
Steven Gerrard expects new faces to arrive at Liverpool during the January transfer window as the Reds look to move within reach of Premiership leaders Chelsea.
Craig Civzelis was also on target as Paul Mill's men recorded their fifth successive Midland Combination Premier win to move within four points of leaders Leamington with two games in hand.
Around four per cent of people plan to move home within the coming 12 months, only a slight fall on the five per cent who planned to move within a year during the spring, according to Alliance & Leicester.
REIGNING champions Esclusham enjoyed a resounding 8-2 win over Falconer Electricals from Deganwy to move within one point of leaders Llay Miners and set up a tight finish to the HSBC Welsh Counties League Division One title race.
The company, the country's fastest growing independent real estate services firm, is renting temporary space at One Market but will look for between 6,000 and 10,000 SF for a permanent office and hopes to move within 90 days.