Moot meaning

mo͝ot
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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.

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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.

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A discussion or argument, esp. of a hypothetical law case, as in a law school.
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An ancient English meeting, especially a representative meeting of the freemen of a shire.
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A medieval English assembly of freemen to administer justice, decide community problems, etc.
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Subject to or open for discussion or debate; debatable.

A moot point.

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Not worthy of consideration or discussion because it has been resolved or it no longer needs to be resolved.
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To debate or discuss.
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To propose or bring up for discussion or debate.
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To make so hypothetical as to deprive of significance; make academic or theoretical.
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Of an issue, that it is not currently a controversy able to be decided, typically because it was resolved or otherwise removed from the court’s purview by an intervening act or occurrence.
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To render (a subject or issue) irrelevant.
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Origin of moot

  • Middle English meeting from Old English mōt, gemōt

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