Special Motion Law and Legal Definition

A special motion requires the court's discretion in specific upon hearing. A special motion is different from one granted as a matter of course. In the context of Parliamentary law, special motion refers to a proposal made in a meeting, in a form suitable for its consideration and action, that the meeting take a certain action or view. A motion can be either a main motion or a secondary motion. When the chair states it for the meeting’s consideration, a motion is tuned into “question.” Most often the parliamentary terms “motion” and “question” are used interchangeably.