removal
re·mov·al n: the act or process of removing: the fact of being removed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

removal
I noun abatement, abolition, amotio, amotion, banishment, cashiering, change of place, conveyance, debarment, deduction, demission, demotion, departure, deportation, deposal, deposition, deprivation of office, detachment, discard, discharge, disemployment, dislocation, dislodgment, dismissal, displacement, divestment, ejection, elimination, eradication, erasure, evacuation, evulsion, exception, excision, exclusion, exile, expulsion, extermination, extirpation, extraction, extrication, isolation, layoff, noninclusion, obliteration, omission, ousting, purge, reallocation, rejection, relegation, remotion, retirement, retreat, riddance, segregation, separation, sequestration, shift, sublation, subtraction, suppression, taking away, transfer, transference, transhipment, translocation, transplacement, transplantation, transportation, unseating, withdrawal associated concepts: removal from office, removal of cloud from title, removal to federal court II index absence (nonattendance), avoidance (cancellation), banishment, deduction (diminution), defeasance, deportation, discharge (dismissal), distress (seizure), eviction, evulsion, exception (exclusion), exclusion, expropriation (divestiture), expulsion, flight, foreclosure, homicide, layoff, leave (absence), loss, obviation, ouster, rejection, replacement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


removal
1) The change of a legal case from one court to another, as from a state court to federal court or vice versa based on a motion by one of the parties stating that the other jurisdiction is more appropriate for the case.
2) An immigration legal proceeding, formerly known as "deportation," conducted before an immigration judge to decide whether or not an immigrant will be allowed to enter or remain in the United States. Generally speaking, a person who is already in the U.S. cannot be expelled without first going through a removal hearing, while someone arriving at the border or a port of entry can be removed without a hearing or ever seeing a judge (called "summary" or "expedited" removal). Those who are deported or removed are barred from returning to the United States for at least five years unless U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a special waiver.
Category: Immigration
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

removal
USA
The procedure by which the defendant in a state court action moves the lawsuit from state court to federal court (28 U.S.C. §§ 1441- 1453). Removal should be distinguished from transfer which is the act of changing the lawsuit's venue from one federal district court to another federal district court.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


removal
n.
1 An altering or moving of a person or thing from one location to another.
2 The taking of an action from a state court and transferring it to a federal court.
3 A petition made by a defendant to have a case moved from one court to another, usually as in the second definition.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


removal
The transfer of a person or thing from one place to another. The transfer of a case from one court to another. In this sense, removal generally refers to a transfer from a court in one jurisdiction to a court in another, whereas a change of venue may be granted simply to move a case to another location within the same jurisdiction.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


removal
I
The transfer of a person or thing from one place to another. The transfer of a case from one court to another. In this sense, removal generally refers to a transfer from a court in one jurisdiction to a court in another, whereas a change of venue may be granted simply to move a case to another location within the same jurisdiction.
II The transfer of a state case to federal court for trial; in civil cases, because the parties are from different states; in criminal and some civil cases, because there is a significant possibility that there could not be a fair trial in state court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

removal
n.
   1) the change of a legal case from one court to another, as from a state court to federal court or vice versa based on a motion by one of the parties stating that the other jurisdiction is more appropriate for the case.
   2) taking away the position of a public official for cause, such as dishonesty, incompetence, conviction of a crime or successful impeachment.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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