moot+point

  • 1 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

  • 2 moot point — index problem, thesis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 moot point …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 moot point — If something s a moot point, there s some disagreement about it: a debatable point. In the U.S., this expression usually means that there is no point in debating something, because it just doesn t matter. An example: If you are arguing over… …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 4 moot point — noun An undecided or disputed point • • • Main Entry: ↑moot …

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  • 5 moot point —    If something s a moot point, there s some disagreement about it: a debatable point. In the U.S., this expression usually means that there is no point in debating something, because it just doesn t matter. An example: If you are arguing over… …

    English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 6 moot point — noun a) An issue that is subject to, or open for discussion or debate; originally, one to be definitively determined by an assembly of the people. Exactly which of the songs on Small Change originated in London is a moot point. b) An issue… …

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  • 7 Moot point —   If something s a moot point, there s some disagreement about it; a debatable point …

    Dictionary of English idioms

  • 8 moot point — point which is debatable, subject which is open for discussion …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 9 moot point — Synonyms and related words: bone of contention, catechism, cross interrogatory, cross question, debating point, demand, feeler, inquiry, interrogation, interrogative, interrogatory, issue, leader, leading question, point at issue, point in… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 moot point — /mut ˈpɔɪnt/ (say mooht poynt) noun 1. a matter which is uncertain and open to debate. 2. Originally US an irrelevant argument. {moot1 + point1 (def. 22) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 (a) moot point — a moot ˈpoint/ˈquestion idiom (BrE, NAmE) a matter about which there may be disagreement or confusion • Whether this should be enforced by law or not is a moot point. Main entry: ↑mootidiom …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 moot´er — moot «moot», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. that is doubtful or debatable; that can be argued: »a moot point. ╂[< noun] –v.t. 1. to bring forward (a point, subject, question, or case) for discussion: »The project of this conference was first… …

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  • 17 moot — A moot point or moot question is a debatable or undecided one. The word is from Old English (from a verb mōtian meaning ‘converse’) and should not be confused with mute meaning ‘silent’ …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 moot — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ subject to debate or uncertainty: a moot point. ► VERB ▪ put forward for discussion. ► NOUN 1) (in Anglo Saxon and medieval England) a legislative or judicial assembly. 2) Law a mock trial set up to examine a hypothetical case as an …

    English terms dictionary

  • 19 Moot court — A law school s courtroom A moot court is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court proceedings, usually to include drafting briefs (or memorials) and participating in oral argument. The… …

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  • 20 moot — moot1 [mu:t] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: moot law court, discussion (11 21 centuries), from Old English mot] 1.) a moot point/question something that has not yet been decided or agreed, and about which people have different opinions ▪ Whether… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English