Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts.
Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.
A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn.
An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
To make proposal; to offer plans.
To propose; to move.
An application, either written or oral, addressed to the court requesting a ruling on a matter of law or equity.
A written request for a court order on a particular issue. The filing fee is $20.
An application made to a judge for the purpose of obtaining an order directing some act to be done in favor of the party presenting the application.
In the House or Senate chamber, a request by a member to institute any of a wide array of parliamentary actions. The member "moves" for a certain procedure, such as the consideration of a measure. The precedence of motions, and whether they are debatable, is set forth in the House and Senate manuals.
An application to the court requesting action in a pending case. Usually, a motion concerns an issue with the court's discretion.
Most of the action on the House floor is initiated by a Member making a special motion. The rules determine the importance of a motion and whether the consideration may be debated.
A formal proposal to the legislature, including a request for a vote on an issue, a resolution or a suggestion on how a legislative body should proceed. Motions are made during formal meetings.
Formal suggestion offered by a member; it can be a motion to adopt an amendment, a motion to lay on the table, a motion to adjourn, etc., and, when it is "put" (or officially received by the presiding officer), it is acted upon by voice vote or roll call.
A formal suggestion, usually oral, made by a legislator to a presiding officer calling for specific action by a house of the General Assembly, such as a motion to adopt an amendment or a motion to adjourn. After a motion is officially received by the presiding officer, it is acted upon by a vote of the house.
A formal suggestion presented to a legislative body for action by one of its members while the body is meeting.
A form of words proposed by a member which if agreed to becomes an order or resolution of the Legislative Assembly.
A formal request made to a judge for an order or judgment.
A formal written request to the Court asking that a specific action be taken.
Formal proposal offered by a member of a deliberative assembly.
An application to the court requesting an order or rule in favor of the party that is filing the motion. Motions are generally made in reference to a pending action and may address a matter in the courtâ€™s discretion or concern a point of law.
A proposal put to the House framed in a way that will result in the opinion of the House being expressed or a decision being made.
a proposal made to a court.
A formal request made to a judge pertaining to any issue arising during a lawsuit.
Application to a court for an order, ruling or decision.
To propose an action.
A written application to the court requesting an order or ruling in favor of the applicant. Motions are generally made in reference to a pending action.
The formal way of directing debate on the floor. It is the way, for example, that a member introduces a measure for debate on the floor.
Court paper filed during the case seeking specific orders from the court.
The formal request, by either prosecution or defense, for a judge to hear and decide a disputed issue.
An application made to the Court, usually by a party to the case, requesting that some action be taken.
An application to a court of law for the purpose of obtaining some particular order of ruling.
a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
a command that can either move the caret or select text and move the caret, and can be used in combination with an action
a document filed with the court and served on the people involved in the case
a document making a suggestion to the General Meeting
a formal proposal by a member, in a meeting, that the group take certain action
a formal proposal, especially one made to a deliberative body
a formal proposal for action to be taken
a formal proposal made in a meeting
a formal proposal made to the Assembly to take action of some kind, for example that the Assembly do something, order something to be done, or express a particular opinion
a formal proposal that the assembly take certain action
a formal proposal to a meeting
a formal request that a defendant or prosecutor makes to the judge in a case
a formal request that the Commission take some action with respect to a proceeding already pending before the Commission
a formal request to a judge to issue an order
a formal statement of a proposal or question to an assembly for consideration and action
a formal suggestion made by an attendee at the meeting that has been seconded by another attendee, and then passed by a vote
a formal way of getting an idea, proposal or plan of action before a group
an application for an order addressed to the court or a judge in vacation, by any party to a suit or proceeding, or one interested therein
an application or request made to the court for the purpose of obtaining a ruling or order directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant
an application or request to the Court, to grant interim relief, usually made during the pendency of an action
an application to receive a ruling or order directing that something be done favorable to the applicant
an informal official action by the Council
a procedure where a party to a lawsuit applies to the court for a ruling on a particular issue
a procedure which is used when you want a judge to make an order
a proceeding in court where lawyers ask the judge to rule on certain issues before a trial
a proposal brought before the house for eliciting decision or expression of the House
a proposal by a member, made at a meeting, that a legislative body take a particular action
a proposal that is submitted to the assembly for its consideration and disposition
a proposal that some action be taken or an opinion be expressed by the group, a tool to be used to introduce business in a meeting
a proposal that something should be done or a subject proposed as a basis for discussion
a proposal that the assembly take certain action, or that it express itself as holding certain views
a proposal that the entire membership take action or a stand on an issue
a proposal the entire Council takes action on
a request by a delegate for the members to carry out some action
a request for relief from the court
a request for relief which may not be obtained without notice and opportunity to all parties in interest
a request for relief which requires service, notice and opportunity for hearing unless made at a hearing as permitted by Fed
a request for the Commission or the administrative law judge to take a specific action related to a proceeding before the Commission
a request made by a party asking the court to issue a ruling or an order
a request made to the Tribunal to render a decision or to make an order relating to one or more matters that may arise prior to, at the commencement of or during the course of a hearing
a request of the court for some form of relief
a request that a judge file an order
a request that the hearing officer take some particular action in the case
a request your lawyer files with the court asking for a ruling on a particular matter
a verbal action A Resolution is a written action of non-legislative nature An Ordinance is a written order of a legislative nature
a written application requesting the Court to make a specified order or ruling
a written formal document in which the party, the movant, who is requesting an action, sets forth his grounds for the action requested
a written formal statement in which the party who is requesting an action, the movant, sets forth his grounds for the action requested
a written request filed with the court
a written request of the court for a specific remedy
a written request that asks a judge to make a decision regarding an issue in a case
a written statement in which a party requests action by the Court
A formal request, usually in writing, for a hearing and decision on a specific issue.
Written or oral application to court for a ruling or order made before, during or after trial.
A request by the prosecutor or defense attorney to the judge about a procedure or information in a trial.
A proposal by a legislator for a specific action, such as to vote on a bill.
A formal request made to a court.
An application on Affidavit to the Circuit or High Court for a Court Order
A document filed with the court seeking to obtain a ruling or order from the court that is favorable to the party filing a motion.
A proposal, usually oral, made to the presiding officer and relating to procedure or action before a legislative body.
A written or oral request that the judge make an order or ruling about some aspect of a lawsuit.
A formal request by the defense attorney or Assistant District Attorney that the judge rule on a particular question or issue.
An application made to a court or judge to obtain an order, ruling, or direction (a motion to arrest judgment); also a document containing such an application
A request asking that the judge direct some act to be done in favor of the party making the request or motion.
A proposal seeking a decision of the House, e.g. a motion "For leave to bring in a Bill".
An oral or written request made to the court requesting a specific judgment, order or finding. pening Statement Initial address to the court by an attorney in which the nature of the case and the evidence to be presented are outlined. lea Bargain or Agreement The process whereby the defense counsel and the prosecutor reach a resolution of a criminal case. When the resolution is reduced to writing it is called the plea agreement.
Proposition presented for action by a legislative body.
A formal proposal submitted by a member of a legislative body requesting some action be taken by that body. Sometimes called questions, motions are categorized by the order (precedence) in which they must be considered.
An oral or written request to the judge to make a decision or to take a specific action in a case.
An application to a court made in reference to a pending action, addressed to a matte within the discretion of a judge. Non-Custodial Parent With respect to a dependent child, a parent who does not reside with that child and, if there has been a determination of legal custody with respect to the dependent child, does not have legal custody of the child.------- Permanency Planning Hearing A special type of post-dispositional proceeding designed to reach a decision concerning the permanent placement of a child; the time of the hearing represents a deadline within which the final direction of a case is to be determined. Held no more than 12 months after removal as of 8/8/01.
Written application to a commissioner for a special action relating to a given legal matter.
A formal request to a court to allow or require a specific legal action.
A formal written request submitted by a party to a court on a specific issue for consideration and resolution.
A proposal formally put forward or ‘moved'. In order to be voted on, a motion must have a proposer and seconder.
A formal request for action made by a legislator during a committee hearing or Floor Session.
A formal request filed with the court. A judge makes a decision to allow or deny the request, usually after a hearing or trial.
A request or petition to the court, usually in written form, relative to a ruling on a point of law.
A formal statement, usually involving some proposed action, put to a meeting for discussion and subsequent decision by vote.
A proposal put forward for debate. A motion is made using the expression "I move that..." or "I move to..."
An application for an order or a ruling by the judge.
request made by an attorney for a ruling or an order by a judge on a particular issue.
A statement or argument that has to be debated and voted upon in the Chamber.
An oral or written request made by a party to the court for a ruling or an order on a particular point. A motion to reduce bail is a request to decrease the amount of bail needed to guarantee that the defendant will appear in court when required. A motion to release on own recognizance is the request to release a defendant, without bail, dependent upon agreement to appear when the court so orders. A motion to set is an application made to the judge to set a date for a future trial. A motion to quash is a request to make something null or ineffective, such as to quash a subpoena.
An application to the Court requesting a certain order, decision, or hearing.
A proposal or choice set out so that Members may declare their preference when the 'motion is put', or the time to vote or divide has been reached. All business requiring a clear decision is put as a motion.
A motion is a general term that describes a document that is filed and a procedure whereby the judge can rule on important questions during the case. For example, if discovery is overdue, a party will file a Motion to Compel Discovery. Generally, no witnesses will be heard. On most occasions, clients will not attend motion hearings.
An application or request to a court, generally made orally by a party in open court.
A written application to the Court requesting the Court to take some action or issue a specific ruling or order.
An interlocutory application made to a court.
An application to a court made in reference to a pending action, adressed to a matter within the discretionvof a judge.
An attorney's oral or written request to the judge for an order, ruling, or direction.
A request to the court for a particular order pending trial, such as interim custody or support. Filed with an affidavit.
Oral or written request made by a party to an action before, during or after a trial upon which a court issues a ruling or order.
A parliamentary procedure calling for the approval or disapproval by a public agency's legislative body of a matter of business pending before the body.
an application of the court for an order.
A request one party makes for so me type of action or decision to be made by the Court.
An application to a court for an order or a ruling.
A proposal, usually oral, made to the presiding officer calling for specific action by the body; the motion is the principal tool used to conduct legislative business.
A formal request presented to a court. For example: "Motion to modify an existing order" or to change an order that has been made. A motion generally may only be made by an attorney.
The procedure by which a party asks the appellate court to do something or to permit one of the parties to do something. For example, a party may ask the court for an extension of time to prepare a brief.
application to court or judge for a ruling or order.
An oral or written request by a party before, during or after the trial to issue a ruling or order. Usually a motion concerns an issue within the court's discretion.
An application made to a court or judge which requests a ruling or order in favor of the applicant.
A request to a court to issue an order.
A written filing, usually from an attorney to the court, requesting the issuance of a rule or order.
An application made to the court for some kind of legal action to be taken on behalf of oneself.
a verbal or written request made by the prosecutor or the defense attorney before, during, or after a trial that the court issues a rule or an order.
A proposal made by a member, in order to elicit a decision from the house. The house will express its decision by either agreeing, disagreeing or amending a motion.
This is part of the lawsuit process. It usually involves lawyers going before a judge to argue a procedural question in your lawsuit, such as which documents have to be produced. You are usually not required to attend at a motion. You may be asked to swear an affidavit for your lawyer to use at the motion.
A request for the court to take a specified action. A motion may be filed in an adversary proceeding or bankruptcy case.
A proposal for the House to do something, to order something to be done or to express an opinion on a matter.
a proposal or action presented to a legislative body
A written request made to a court by one party during a lawsuit.
A request to the judge to order something.
an application before the Court, a judge or the Registrar brought by notice to the other side and supported by an affidavit
A motion is an application made to the judge by the lawyer for one of the parties. Motions may be oral or written and are made to obtain an order, ruling or direction in favor of the applicant.
A request that one party makes for some type of action or decision to be made by the Court.
An application for a rule or order, made to a court or judge.
A formal written request to the Bankruptcy Court to allow or require a certain legal action.
An application made to the arbitrator(s) for the purpose of obtaining a rule or order directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
A formal request made in writing to the court. A motion is sometimes called a petition.
An oral or written request asking the court to make a specified finding, decision, or order.
Oral or written request made to a court or judge for purpose of obtaining a rule or order directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
a request to the court. (empty)(empty) PENDENTE LITE: temporary arrangements for custody, child support, child visitation, alimony, us and possession of the family home, etc., until a final hearing.
Motions are the mechanisms by which decisions are made in Parliament. In either the Senate or the House of Commons, a motion is a proposal made by one parliamentarian that the House do something, or order something done, or express an opinion about some matter.
A formal request for a particular action.
A written request made to the Court by an attorney, for example, a request to postpone a court date.
An application to the court requesting an order or ruling in favor of the party filing it.
A formal request to the court to obtain an order directing an act to be done by an adverse party. Motions are common in all types of litigation. Motions are usually made within the framework of an existing action. They are commenced by a Notice of Motion and supported by an affidavit, both of which are served on opposing counsel. Unlike a trial, parties who are represented by counsel are not required to attend in person at the hearing of the motion.
A request for a judicial order.
A request made to the Court, other than a petition.
A request made, by one of the parties to a criminal action, seeking some sort of relief.
is a paper you file with the court, asking the judge or magistrate to decide an issue.
A request for some type of action or decision to be made by the court. Return to List
A written filing, usually from an attorney to the Court, asking for a rule or order.
A formal proposal offered by a member.
A formal proposal offered by amember.
A motion is a request by a party for the Court to decide certain issues in dispute. When a motion has been filed, the parties usually argue the facts and legal points in favor of their respective positions through a written document called a “Memorandum of Law,” with accompanying affidavits and document exhibits, and through oral argument before the judge.
A term of parliamentary procedure that requests something be done - motion to adjourn, motion to postpone, motion to table, motion to suspend the rules, etc.
A legal term used to describe a request that some specific action be taken.
a request from the court for an order for the relief or remedy requested which occurs during the course of a court proceeding;
A procedure in a lawsuit, whereby a request is made to the judge for a decision to resolve procedural matter or other issues of the case.
A written request asking or "moving" the court to grant a temporary order, or rule on a legal matter.
A request asking a judge to issue a ruling or order on a legal matter.
an application to the court for an order of some kind. Some kinds of motions may be filed only within certain time limits, and others may be filed at any stage of a case.
A request to the court for an order.
A request by a litigant to a judge for a decision on an issue relating to the case.
An oral or written request to the judge asking the judge to make a decision or take a specific action.
request to the court, usually in writing, for relief before the trial on the parties' claims, or for different or additional relief after the trial decision
A written Pleading or oral request to the Court requesting the Court to take particular action.
A request to a judge seeking a specific ruling or court order.
An application by one party to the High Court for an order in their favour
a request made to a judge asking him to rule on an issue of law
Application to a judge or arbitrator for an order or ruling.
A formal proposal that the assembly take a specific action.
During a lawsuit, a request to the judge for a decision--called an order or ruling--to resolve procedural or other issues that come up during litigation. For example, after receiving hundreds of irrelevant interrogatories, a party might file a motion asking that the other side be ordered to stop engaging in unduly burdensome discovery. A motion can be made before, during or after trial. Typically, one party submits a written motion to the court, at which point the other party has the opportunity to file a written response. The court then often schedules a hearing at which each side delivers a short oral argument. The court then approves or denies the motion. Most motions cannot be appealed until the case is over.
A legal motion is a procedural device in law to bring a limited, contested matter before a court for decision. A motion may be thought of as a request to the judge (or judges) to make a decision about the case. Motions may be made at any point in administrative, criminal or civil proceedings, although that right is regulated by court rules which vary from place to place.
A motion is a formal step to introduce a matter for consideration by a group. It is a common concept in parliamentary procedure and in the procedure of trade unions, students' unions, corporations, and other deliberative assemblies. Motions can be oral or in writing, the written form being known as a resolution.