Pronunciation: mōt
v.1.See 1st Mot.
n.1.(Shipbuilding) A ring for gauging wooden pins.
v. t.1.To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion.
[imp. & p. p. Mooted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mooting.]
2.Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
3.To render inconsequential, as having no effect on the practical outcome; to render academic; as, the ruling that the law was invalid mooted the question of whether he actually violated it.
v. i.1.To argue or plead in a supposed case.
n.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 matters of common interest; - usually in composition; as, folk-moot.
2.A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
Moot case
a case or question to be mooted; a disputable case; an unsettled question.
Moot court
a mock court, such as is held by students of law for practicing the conduct of law cases.
- Dryden.
Moot point
a point or question to be debated; a doubtful question.
to make moot
to render moot{2}; to moot{3}.
a.1.Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted.
2.Of purely theoretical or academic interest; having no practical consequence; as, the team won in spite of the bad call, and whether the ruling was correct is a moot question.
Noun1.moot - a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; "he organized the weekly moot"
Verb1.moot - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
Adj.1.moot - of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
2.moot - open to argument or debate; "that is a moot question"

MOOT, English law. A term used in the inns of court, signifying the exercise of arguing imaginary cases, which young barristers and students used to perform at certain times, the better to be enabled by this practice to defend their clients cases. A moot question is one which has not been decided.

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