1. General: Proposal formally submitted to a meeting for discussion and possible adoption as a resolution.
2. Legal: Oral or written application to a court requesting it to issue an order to force performance of an action in favor of the applicant party (called the mover). Normally, the applicant must serve a notice of motion on the opposing party to forewarn it, but some motions (called 'ex parte') can be brought without such warning.
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