. To make an application to a court for a rule or order. 2. To propose a resolution, or recommend action in a deliberative body. 3. To pass over; to be transferred; as when the consideration of a contract is said to “move” from one party to the other. 4. To occasion; to contribute to; to tend or lead to. The forewheel of a wagon was said “to move to the death of a man.” Sayer, 249.