moot Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
- he organized the weekly moot
verb think about carefully; weigh
deliberate; turn over; consider; debate.
- They considered the possibility of a strike
- Turn the proposal over in your mind
adjective satellite of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
adjective satellite open to argument or debate
disputable; arguable; debatable.
- that is a moot question
See 1stObs. Chaucer. Mot.
(Shipbuilding) A ring for gauging wooden pins.
Moot transitive verb
To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion.
A problem which hardly has been mentioned, much less mooted, in this country. Sir W. Hamilton.
Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
First a case is appointed to be mooted by certain young men, containing some doubtful controversy. Sir T. Elyot.
Moot intransitive verb
To argue or plead in a supposed case.
There is a difference between mooting and pleading; between fencing and fighting. B. Jonson.
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;J. R. Green. as, folk-. moot
From Moot, v. A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
The pleading used in courts and chancery called moots. Sir T. Elyot.
Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted.