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Meaning of MOOT

Pronunciation:  moot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  capable of being disproved
  2. [adj]  open to debate
  3. [v]  think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

MOOT is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: consider, contestable, controversial, debatable, debate, deliberate, disputable, disputed, turn over
 See Also: consult, discuss, premeditate, see, take counsel, talk over, think twice, wrestle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Moot\, v.
    See 1st {Mot}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Moot\, n. (Shipbuilding)
    A ring for gauging wooden pins.
  3. \Moot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mooted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Mooting}.] [OE. moten, motien, AS. m[=o]tan to meet or
    assemble for conversation, to discuss, dispute, fr. m[=o]t,
    gem[=o]t, a meeting, an assembly; akin to Icel. m[=o]t, MHG.
    muoz. Cf. {Meet} to come together.]
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  4. \Moot\, v. i.
    To argue or plead in a supposed case.
          There is a difference between mooting and pleading;
          between fencing and fighting.            --B. Jonson.
  5. \Moot\, n. [AS. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting; -- usually in
    comp.] [Written also {mote}.]
    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.
       --J. R. Green.
    2. [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.
    {Moot case}, a case or question to be mooted; a disputable
       case; an unsettled question. --Dryden.
    {Moot court}, a mock court, such as is held by students of
       law for practicing the conduct of law cases.
    {Moot point}, a point or question to be debated; a doubtful
  6. \Moot\, a.
    Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided;
    debatable; mooted.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A moot case or a moot point is one not subject to a judicial determination because it involves an abstract question or a pretended controversy that has not yet actually arisen or has already passed. Mootness usually refers to a court's refusal to consider a case because the issue involved has been resolved prior to the court's decision, leaving nothing that would be affected by the court's decision.
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