open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful:
a moot point.
of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.
Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.
verb (used with object)
to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion.
to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.
Archaic. to argue (a case), especially in a mock court.
an assembly of the people in early England exercising political, administrative, and judicial powers.
an argument or discussion, especially of a hypothetical legal case.
Obsolete. a debate, argument, or discussion.
a ring gauge for checking the diameters of treenails.
verb (used with object)
to bring (a treenail) to the proper diameter with a moot.
subject or open to debate: a moot point
(transitive) to suggest or bring up for debate
(intransitive) to plead or argue theoretical or hypothetical cases, as an academic exercise or as vocational training for law students
a discussion or debate of a hypothetical case or point, held as an academic activity
(in Anglo-Saxon England) an assembly, mainly in a shire or hundred, dealing with local legal and administrative affairs
“assembly of freemen,” mid-12c., from Old English gemot “meeting” (especially of freemen, to discuss community affairs or mete justice), “society, assembly, council,” from Proto-Germanic *ga-motan (cf. Old Low Frankish muot “encounter,” Middle Dutch moet, Middle High German muoz), from collective prefix *ga- + *motan (see meet (v.)).
“debatable; not worth considering” from moot case, earlier simply moot (n.) “discussion of a hypothetical law case” (1530s), in law student jargon. The reference is to students gathering to test their skills in mock cases.
“to debate,” Old English motian “to meet, talk, discuss,” from mot (see moot (n.)). Related: Mooted; mooting.
[moot] /mut/ adjective 1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point. 2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic. 3. Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical. verb (used with object) 4. to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion. 5. to reduce or remove the practical […]
noun 1. a building in some English villages where moots were once held; town hall.
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[mop] /mɒp/ noun 1. a bundle of coarse yarn, a sponge, or other absorbent material, fastened at the end of a stick or handle for washing floors, dishes, etc. 2. a thick mass of hair. 3. a polishing wheel having several layers of cloth secured by a boss. verb (used with object), mopped, mopping. 4. […]