amo·​tion | \ aˈmōshən, əˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of amotion

1a : removal of a specified object from a place or position
b : ousting specifically : removal of a corporate officer from office distinguished from disfranchisement
2 : deprivation of possession of property

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First Known Use of amotion

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for amotion

Latin amotion-, amotio removal, from amotus (past participle of amovēre to remove) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Amotion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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