AMOTION - Black's Law Dictionary

What is AMOTION? Definition of AMOTION in Black's Law Dictionary

A putting or turning out; dispossession of lands. Ouster is an amotion of possession. 3 Bl.Comm. 199, 208.

A moving or carrying away; the wrongful taking of personal chattels. Archb.Civil PLIntrod. 2, § 3.

In corporation law, the act of removing an officer, or official representative, of a corporation from his office or official station, before the end of the term for which he was elected or appointed, but without depriving him of membership in the body corporate. In this last respect the term differs from "disfranchisement," or expulsion. Richards v. Clarksburg, 30 W.Va. 491, 4 S.E. 774; In re Koch, 257 N.Y. 318, 178 N.E. 545, 546.


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