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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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But the respite was brief because when Kennett threatened to repeat the feat in Heat 15, he was moved aside by an inspired Adam Skornicki on the second lap, with team-mate Karlsson coming through for a final 5-1.
RTE said the pair moved aside to protect integrity during investigations by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The 20-year-old moved aside on the path between Moorlands Avenue West and Oxford Road in Westborough, Dewsbury, to let the man past.
Team-mate Ronnie Correy then moved aside to let Karlsson through for six points and a crucial 8-1.
But although Mason's assignment was given to him by refs supremo Keith Hackett, Confidentialunderstands he was moved aside at the 11th hour in a phone call with Hackett and replaced by the more experienced Alan Wiley.
Police noticed the car approaching from behind and moved aside to let Ferdinand overtake them.
Clarke, a late replacement when Jeremy Pestell pulled out yesterday afternoon, twice led races before being moved aside.
We are accustomed to the team orders that prevail when a championship is up for grabs, such as when Barrichello moved aside at the last corner in Austria a year ago to allow Schumacher to take second place behind title rival David Coulthard.
"It was distracting from the role of Fas and it was very, very urgent he moved aside.
Ganguly has moved aside ostensibly because of injury problems but it follows a much-documented falling out with India coach Greg Chappell.
And if he cannot do so, he must be moved aside for someone who can.