Moot Definition

mo͝ot
mooted, moots
adjective
Subject to or open for discussion or debate; debatable.
A moot point.
Webster's New World
Of no practical importance; irrelevant.
American Heritage
Not worthy of consideration or discussion because it has been resolved or it no longer needs to be resolved.
Webster's New World
Not presenting an open legal question, as a result of the occurrence of some event definitively resolving the issue, or the absence of a genuine case or controversy.
American Heritage
Of no legal significance; hypothetical.
American Heritage
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verb
mooted, moots
To debate or discuss.
Webster's New World
To propose or bring up for discussion or debate.
Webster's New World
To make so hypothetical as to deprive of significance; make academic or theoretical.
Webster's New World
To render (a subject or issue) irrelevant.
American Heritage
To argue (a case) in a moot court.
American Heritage
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noun
moots
A discussion or argument, esp. of a hypothetical law case, as in a law school.
Webster's New World
A hypothetical case used for such a discussion or argument.
American Heritage
A medieval English assembly of freemen to administer justice, decide community problems, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Moot

Noun

Singular:
moot
Plural:
moots

Origin of Moot

  • Middle English meeting from Old English mōt, gemōt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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