to make moot
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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  • moot — 1 / müt/ vt: to make moot statute of limitations would moot the effort S. R. Sontag moot 2 adj [(of a trial or hearing) hypothetical, staged for practice, from moot hypothetical case for law students, argument, deliberative assembly, from Old… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moot case — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moot court — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moot point — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moot — [mo͞ot] n. [ME mote < OE mot, gemot, a meeting & prob. ON mot < Gmc base * mot > Goth gamotjan, to meet] 1. an early English assembly of freemen to administer justice, decide community problems, etc. 2. a discussion or argument, esp. of… …   English World dictionary

  • Moot hill — A moot hill or mons placiti (statute hill)[1] is a hill or mound historically used as an assembly or meeting place. In early medieval Britain, such hills were used for moots , meetings of local people to settle local business. Among other things …   Wikipedia

  • moot — moot1 mooter, n. mootness, n. /mooht/, adj. 1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point. 2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic. 3. Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical. v.t. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • moot — [[t]mut[/t]] adj. 1) open to discussion or debate; debatable; arguable 2) of little or no practical value or meaning; hypothetical; purely academic 3) to present or introduce for discussion 4) to reduce or remove the practical significance of;… …   From formal English to slang

  • moot — Synonyms and related words: abstract, academic, advance, agitate, arguable, argue, argufy, armchair, at issue, bandy words, bicker, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, canvass, cavil, choplogic, commend to attention, confutable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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