amotion

noun amo·tion \aˈmōshən, əˈ-\

Definition of amotion

plural

-s

  1. 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. 2 :  deprivation of possession of property

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Origin and Etymology of amotion

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


First Known Use: 1641


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