Definition of movant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːv(ə)nt/


US Law
A person who applies to or petitions a court or judge for a ruling in their favour.
Example sentences
  • 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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