Moot Moot, 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. [1913 Webster]

2. [From {Moot}, v.] A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice. [1913 Webster]

The pleading used in courts and chancery called moots. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster]

{Moot case}, a case or question to be mooted; a disputable case; an unsettled question. --Dryden.

{Moot court}, a mock court, such as is held by students of law for practicing the conduct of law cases.

{Moot point}, a point or question to be debated; a doubtful question.

{to make moot} v. t. to render moot[2]; to moot[3]. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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