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Definitions of moot

  1. think about carefully; weigh; " They considered the possibility of a strike"; " Turn the proposal over in your mind"
  2. capable of being disproved
  3. open to debate
  4. a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; " he organized the weekly moot"
  5. of no legal significance ( as having been previously decided)
  6. To debate; to discuss.
  7. of Mot
  8. See 1st Mot.
  9. A ring for gauging wooden pins.
  10. To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion.
  11. Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
  12. To argue or plead in a supposed case.
  13. A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
  14. Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted.
  15. A meeting for discussion and deliberation; esp., a meeting of the people of a village or district, in Anglo- Saxon times, for the discussion and settlement of matters of common interest; - usually in composition; as, folk- moot.
  16. To propose for discussion; to discuss.
  17. To argue.
  18. Discussion of a mock law- case for practice.
  19. Open to discussion or debate; as, a moot question.
  20. To propose for discussion: to discuss: argue for practice.
  21. Discussed or debated.
  22. Debatable.
  23. To discuss, debate.
  24. To debate; argue.
  25. Open to discussion; intended merely for discussion.
  26. Reserved for discussion; in debate See Meet.
  27. To argue or plead on a supposed cause.
  28. To bring forward a subject for discussion; to discuss a question, as in a court of justice; to argue or plead on a supposed cause by way of exercise.
  29. Unsettled; disputable.
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Usage examples for moot

  1. It is quite a moot point. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  2. " The matter of handling," he continues, " is then a moot point- a question of temperament." – Modern Painting by George Moore
  3. To begin with, it seems a moot point whether a balloon caught in a thunderstorm is, or is not, in any special danger of being struck. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  4. It is a moot point still with some, whether he was not put there by man. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  5. And now, with Steve gone, the whole idea seemed moot anyway. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  6. I stude an' hearkent, as I was sayin', an' what sud I hear but a twasome toot- moot, as my auld auntie frae Ebberdeen wud hae ca'd it- ae v'ice that o' a man, an' the ither that o' a wuman, for it's strange the differ even whan baith speyks their laichest! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  7. This, I think, may be treated as a moot point. – Terribly Intimate Portraits by Noël Coward
  8. The modern visitor to the old town walks beneath the gloomy archway, with its time- worn stones, which forms the basement over which the Moot Hall stands. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  9. It is a moot point in mountaineering circles how much difference between two closely contiguous points is necessary in order that they may be rated as individual peaks. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  10. A Christian may wisely decline to enter on the consideration of many moot questions which he may feel himself incompetent to handle, and rest upon the fact that Christ has saved his soul. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  11. And surely one would rather read what M. Langlois, an experienced teacher and a tried scholar, thought on a moot point, than be presented with the views of some English 'adaptor' who had read his book, as to what he would have said had he been an Englishman lecturing to English students. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos
  12. When Mrs. Mallett went by the private door between your drawing- room and the Moot Hall to see the Mayor, what did you do? – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  13. While we were arguing that moot point, the sun dipped behind the loftily looming wall of brown- black cliff across the river and the trouble settled itself automatically. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  14. They are merely settling the moot point as to who is the father of invention. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
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