from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. removal; ousting, especially, of a corporate officer from office
  • n. deprivation of possession

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Removal; ousting; especially, the removal of a corporate officer from his office.
  • n. Deprivation of possession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Removal; ejection; ejectment from possession or office, as of an officer of a corporation.
  • n. Motion away from; a moving away; removal.
  • n. In law: An unlawful taking of chattels.
  • n. The act of turning out an owner of an estate in land before the termination of his estate.
  • n. In corporations, removal of an official of a corporation before the expiration of the term for which he was appointed.


From Latin amotio. See amove. (Wiktionary)


  • Another possibility is amotion for stay pending an appeal.

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  • No mum has the rod to pud a stub to the lurch of amotion.

    Finnegans Wake

  • That a man may, through infirmity, fall into some such sin as for it to be amoved from a church society (that amotion being an ordinance of Christ for his recovery from that sin), I know not that it can be reasonably questioned.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Office of the City of Montreal, of the said notice of such election or amotion, shall be final and conclusive, unless the same by any order or orders to be by Us, Our Heirs or Successors made in Our or Their Privy

    McGill and its Story, 1821-1921

  • Post Office of the said City of Montreal; that every such election or amotion shall be subject to the review of Our said Visitor, whose determination thereon being signified in writing to the said Governors within sixty days after such delivery as aforesaid at the said Post

    McGill and its Story, 1821-1921

  • Council shall be altered, revoked or disallowed as hereinafter is provided; that during the said last-mentioned period of sixty days the said election or amotion, as the case may be, shall have no force or effect; and that failing such signification within the said last-mentioned period, such election or amotion shall be and be held and taken to be by him approved and confirmed;

    McGill and its Story, 1821-1921

  • From an _obiter dictum_ of one of the judges in the case it would appear that the order of amotion from the bench of this Province was finally set aside on technical grounds, owing to the appellant's not having been heard in Canada.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • The order of amotion, which was made on the 17th of June, 1843, was however reversed by the Imperial

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • The Council had fully made up their minds on the 26th, and the notification was despatched accordingly, though the order of amotion was not actually ready for signature until the day following.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • As for Judge Willis himself, he determined to proceed at once to England to present his side or his case, in the form of an appeal from the order of amotion, at the

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion


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