amove

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French amover.

Verb[edit]

amove (third-person singular simple present amoves, present participle amoving, simple past and past participle amoved)

  1. (obsolete) To set in motion; to stir up, excite.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.iv:
      Vp-rose Duessa from her resting place, / And to the Paynims lodging comes with silent pace [] And him amoues with speaches seeming fit []

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin amovere.

Verb[edit]

amove (third-person singular simple present amoves, present participle amoving, simple past and past participle amoved)

  1. To remove (a person or thing) from a position.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. H. More to this entry?)
    • 1336 April 5, Calendar of the Charter Rolls, 10 Edward III, 1333-1337, published 1898, Membrane 36, pages 560-1.:
      The Tower. To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Thomas Tracy in that bailiwick, restoring the issues thereof, and to inform the king if there is any reason why he should not do this, as it was lately found by inquisition taken by Walter de Hungerford, then escheator in cos. Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex that Thomas held no lands at his death of the king in chief, and the king ordered Walter not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Thomas in that bailiwick, restoring the issues thereof, and Walter was amoved from his office before he had executed the order.
  2. (law) To dismiss from an office or station.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

āmovē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of āmoveō