Motion Law and Legal Definition

Motion can be defined differently according to the context in which it is used. In the context of law motion means a request or application made to a court or jury by a plaintiff or litigant in connection with a case for a judgment or order. In parliamentary law motion refers to the formal mode in which a member submits a proposed plan or measure for the approval of the parliamentary meeting. The term motion also denotes gesture, movement, a change of position or a state of change.