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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Amotion

Meaning of Amotion

(Lat. amovere, to remove; to take away). An unlawful taking of personal chattels out of the possession of the owner, or of one who has a special authority in them. A turning out the proprietor of an estate in realty before the termination of his estate. 3 Bl. Comm. 198, 199. In Corporations. A removal of an official agent of a corporation from the station assigned to him before the expiration of the term for which he was appointed. 6 Conn. 532. The term is distinguished from disfranchisement, which deprives a member of all rights as a corporator. The term seems in strictness not to apply properly to cases where officers are appointed merely during the will of the corporation, and are superseded by the choice of a successor, but as commonly used includes such cases. 4 Abb. Pr. (N. S.; N. Y.) 192.

What does Amotion mean in American Law?

The definition of Amotion in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

Expulsion, eviction, removal [from a place], e.g., “amotion of possession” which is equivalent to eviction or ouster, or “amotion of chattel,” which is an improper taking. There can also be amotion from an office, e.g., amotion of a corporate officer. (If the officer is also a member of the organization, e.g., a membership corporation, his “amotion” takes away his office but not his membership, i.e., he is neither disinfranchised or expelled.)


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See Also

  • Landlord
  • Tenant
  • Officers
  • Public Employees
  • Corporations
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