- A suggestion put forth for consideration or action
- A request made to a judicial entity for an order, decision, or instructions
- The commencement by a court to give an order, decision, or instructions
- The attorney filed a motion to dismiss the case due to lack of evidence.
- Due to irregularities in the trial process, a motion for a retrial was submitted.
- In unexpected circumstances, the court took the motion to place the case on hold.