Search Result for "moot":
1. a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise;
- Example: "he organized the weekly moot"
1. think about carefully; weigh;
- Example: "They considered the possibility of a strike"
- Example: "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
[syn: consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate]
1. of no legal significance (as having been previously decided);
2. open to argument or debate;
- Example: "that is a moot question"
[syn: arguable, debatable, disputable, moot]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mot \Mot\ (m[=o]t), v. [Sing. pres. ind. Mot, Mote, Moot (m[=o]t), pl. Mot, Mote, Moote, pres. subj. Mote; imp. Moste.] [See Must, v.] [Obs.] May; must; might. [1913 Webster] He moot as well say one word as another --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The wordes mote be cousin to the deed. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] So mote it be, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Moot \Moot\, a. 1. Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted. [1913 Webster] 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. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Moot \Moot\, v. i. To argue or plead in a supposed case. [1913 Webster] There is a difference between mooting and pleading; between fencing and fighting. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Moot \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. [1913 Webster] 2. [From Moot, v.] A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice. [1913 Webster] The pleading used in courts and chancery called moots. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] 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 question. to make moot v. t. to render moot; to moot. [1913 Webster +PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
moot \moot\ (m[=o]t), v. See 1st Mot. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
moot \moot\ (m[=oo]t), n. (Shipbuilding) A ring for gauging wooden pins. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Moot \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. [1913 Webster] A problem which hardly has been mentioned, much less mooted, in this country. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court. [1913 Webster] First a case is appointed to be mooted by certain young men, containing some doubtful controversy. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] 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. [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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