Definition of movant in English:


Line breaks: mov¦ant
Pronunciation: /ˈmuːv(ə)nt


US Law
  • A person who applies to or petitions a court or judge for a ruling in their favour.
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    • Sidestepping the issue of whether amateurs deserved protection usually afforded to The Fourth Estate, Kleinberg wrote ‘Even if the movants are journalists, this is not the equivalent of a free pass.’
    • On June 10th, an ‘evolution Cobb County’ email alert by Google informed this movant of an amicus-curiae submitted by the Anti-Defamation League, in support of the Appellees.
    • The movant must plead facts which will support the conclusion that counsel's actions did not measure up to the customary skill and diligence of a reasonable attorney.


late 19th century: from move + -ant.

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