re·move /ri-'müv/ vb re·moved, re·mov·ing
vt: to change the location, position, station, status, or residence of: as
a: to have (an action) transferred from one court to another and esp. from a state court to a federal court see also separable controversy
◇ Section 1441 et seq. of title 28 of the U.S. Code allows a defendant who is brought into a state court to remove the action to federal district court when diversity of citizenship exists, when the action involves a claim or right arising under the U.S. Constitution or under laws or treaties of the U.S., or when the defendant is a foreign country or its agency or instrumentality. Civil actions and criminal prosecutions brought against an officer or agency of the U.S. for any act under color of office may also be removed.
b: to dismiss from office
an independent counsel...may be removed from office...only by the personal action of the Attorney GeneralU.S. Code
c: to take away
should his incapacity be removed by a judgment of a courtLouisiana Civil Code
re·mov·abil·i·ty /-ˌmü-və-'bi-lə-tē/ n
re·mov·able also re·move·able /-'mü-və-bəl/ adj
re·mov·able·ness n

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

I (dismiss from office) verb cashier, depose, disassociate, disbar, discharge, dismiss, displace, dissociate, divest, eject, expel, fire, get rid of, impeach, oust, put out, relieve, replace, suspend, turn out associated concepts: removal proceeding, remove from office II (eliminate) verb abolish, annihilate, bar, cancel, clear, confiscate, debar, deduct, delete, delocalize, detach, deterge, detruncate, disassociate, disconnect, disjoin, dislocate, dislodge, displace, disroot, dissociate, disturb, divest, drain, eliminate, eradicate, except, exclude, exhume, export, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, extract, extricate, isolate, kill, liquidate, obliterate, obviate, omit, part, purge, reject, segregate, separate, sequester, sequestrate, set apart, strip, subtract, take away, take out, truncate, unattach, unbind, unfasten, unload, untie, uproot, withdraw associated concepts: remove a cloud on title, remove disabilities, remove obstructions III (transfer) verb amovere, change address, change place, change venue, convey to, deliver to, forward, move, relocate, removere, send, send forth, shift, switch, transmit associated concepts: removal from the state, remove a case to federal court, remove a cause of action IV index abscond, abstract (separate), adeem, bowdlerize, cancel, carry away, debar, deduct (reduce), delete, deport (banish), detach, discharge (dismiss), discharge (release from obligation), disencumber, disinter, dislocate, dislodge, dismiss (discharge), dispel, dispossess, dissociate, divest, eject (evict), eject (expel), eliminate (eradicate), eliminate (exclude), eradicate, evacuate, evict, except (exclude), excise (cut away), exclude, expel, expunge, extirpate, extract, hold up (rob), impound, move (alter position), obliterate, oust, overthrow, part (leave), reject, relegate, rescind, retire (retreat), retrench, revoke, seclude, sequester (seclude), succeed (follow), superannuate, supersede, supplant, suspend, transfer, transport, vacate (leave), withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To take off; to take away; to eliminate.
(2) To transfer a lawsuit from one court to another, especially from a state court to a federal one.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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