re·move /ri-'müv/ vb re·moved, re·mov·ingvt: to change the location, position, station, status, or residence of: asa: 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 officean independent counsel...may be removed from office...only by the personal action of the Attorney General — U.S. Codec: to take awayshould his incapacity be removed by a judgment of a court — Louisiana Civil Codere·mov·abil·i·ty /-ˌmü-və-'bi-lə-tē/ nre·mov·able also re·move·able /-'mü-və-bəl/ adjre·mov·able·ness n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(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
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
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
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. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(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.n.removal
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.