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MOTION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In practice. An occasional application to a court by the parties or their counsel, in order to obtain some rule or order, which becomes necessary either in the progress of a cause, or summarily and wholly unconnected with plenary proceedings. Citizens’ St. R. Co. v. Reed, 28 Ind. App. G29, 63 N. E. 770; Low v. Cheney, 3 IIow. Prac. (N. Y.) 2S7; People v. Ah Sam, 41 Cal. 045; In re Jetter, 78 N. Y. 601. A motion is a written application for an order addressed to the court or to a judge in vacation by any party to a suit or proceeding, or by any one interested therein. Rev. Code Iowa 1SS0,


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