Found 2 items, similar to Moot.
English → English
n : a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise;
“he organized the weekly moot”
v : think about carefully; weigh; “They considered the
possibility of a strike”
; “Turn the proposal over in your
, turn over
adj 1: of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
2: open to argument or debate; “that is a moot question”
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mooted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. moten, motien, AS. m[=o]tan to meet or
assemble for conversation, to discuss, dispute, fr. m[=o]t,
gem[=o]t, a meeting, an assembly; akin to Icel. m[=o]t, MHG.
muoz. Cf. Meet
to come together.]
1. To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to
propose for discussion.
A problem which hardly has been mentioned, much less
mooted, in this country. --Sir W.
2. Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for
practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
First a case is appointed to be mooted by certain
young men, containing some doubtful controversy.
3. To render inconsequential, as having no effect on the
practical outcome; to render academic; as, the ruling that
the law was invalid mooted the question of whether he
actually violated it.
1. Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided;
2. Of purely theoretical or academic interest; having no
practical consequence; as, the team won in spite of the
bad call, and whether the ruling was correct is a moot
, v. i.
To argue or plead in a supposed case.
There is a difference between mooting and pleading;
between fencing and fighting. --B. Jonson.
, n. [AS. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting; -- usually in
comp.] [Written also mote
1. 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.
--J. R. Green.
2. [From Moot
, v.] A discussion or debate; especially, a
discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
The pleading used in courts and chancery called
moots. --Sir T.
, a case or question to be mooted; a disputable
case; an unsettled question. --Dryden.
, a mock court, such as is held by students of
law for practicing the conduct of law cases.
, a point or question to be debated; a doubtful
to make moot
v. t. to render moot; to moot.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
(m[=o]t), v. [Sing. pres. ind. Mot
(m[=o]t), pl. Mot
, pres. subj. Mote
.] [See Must
, v.] [Obs.]
May; must; might.
He moot as well say one word as another --Chaucer.
The wordes mote be cousin to the deed. --Chaucer.
Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore
So mote it be
, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals,
as that of the Freemasons.