motion to dismiss

request to cancel, request to void

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • motion to dismiss — A motion asking the judge to throw out one or more claims or an entire lawsuit. Sometimes, the plaintiff or a prosecutor makes a motion to dismiss a case because it has been settled out of court. Sometimes, the defendant files a motion to dismiss …   Law dictionary

  • Motion to dismiss in the interest of justice — The motion to dismiss in the interest of justice is a provision of the New York Criminal Procedure Law, CPL § 210.40; since being interpreted in People v. Clayton,[1] it has been known as a Clayton motion . Contents 1 Background 2 Terms 2.1 …   Wikipedia

  • dismiss — dis·miss vt 1: to remove from position or service dismiss ed the employee 2: to bring about or order the dismissal of (an action) the suit was dismiss ed vi: to bring about or order a dismissal the pla …   Law dictionary

  • motion — mo·tion 1 n [Anglo French, from Latin motion motio movement, from movēre to move] 1: a proposal for action; esp: a formal proposal made in a legislative assembly made a motion to refer the bill to committee 2 a: an application made to a court or… …   Law dictionary

  • Motion (legal) — For other uses, see Motion (disambiguation). In law, a motion is a procedural device to bring a limited, contested issue 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… …   Wikipedia

  • motion — In parliamentary law, the formal mode in which a member submits a proposed measure or resolve for the consideration and action of the meeting. An application made to a court or judge for purpose of obtaining a rule or order directing some act to… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Dismiss — Dis*miss , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismissed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismissing}.] [L. dis + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. d[ e]mettre. See {Demise}, and cf. {Dimit}.] 1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Motion of no confidence — A motion of no confidence (alternatively vote of no confidence, censure motion, no confidence motion, or (unsuccessful) confidence motion) is a parliamentary motion whose passing would demonstrate to the head of state that the elected parliament… …   Wikipedia

  • dismiss — To discontinue; to order a cause, motion, or prosecution to be discontinued, quashed, or dismissed as finally adjudicated against the plaintiff. The term was not originally applied to common law proceedings, but seems to have been borrowed by the …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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