- The definition of moot is a subject that is not worthy of discussion because it has been resolved.
An example of moot is whether or not to allow prayer in public school.
- Moot is defined as to bring something up to discuss or debate.
An example of moot is a motion being proposed in a debate class.
moot definition by Webster's New World
- an early English assembly of freemen to administer justice, decide community problems, etc.
- a discussion or argument, esp. of a hypothetical law case, as in a law school
Origin: Middle English mote ; from Old English mot, gemot, a meeting and amp; probably Old Norse mot ; from Germanic base an unverified form mot- from source Gothic gamotjan, to meet
- subject to or open for discussion or debate; debatable
- not worthy of consideration or discussion because it has been resolved or no longer needs to be resolved
- to debate or discuss
- to propose or bring up for discussion or debate
- to make so hypothetical as to deprive of significance; make academic or theoretical
moot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Law A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise.
- An ancient English meeting, especially a representative meeting of the freemen of a shire.
- a. To bring up as a subject for discussion or debate.b. To discuss or debate. See Synonyms at broach1.
- Law To plead or argue (a case) in a moot court.
- Subject to debate; arguable: a moot question.
- a. Law Without legal significance, through having been previously decided or settled.b. Of no practical importance; irrelevant.
Origin: Middle English, meeting, from Old English mōt, gemōt.
- mootˈness noun
moot - Legal Definition