1 of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
2 open to argument or debate; "that is a moot question" [syn: arguable, debatable, disputable] n : a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; "he organized the weekly moot" v : think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind" [syn: consider, debate, turn over, deliberate]
Etymology 1From mōt.
- mo͞ot, /muːt/, /mu:t/
Subject to discussion
- Dutch: hypothetisch
Having no practical importance
- An assembly (usually for decision making in a locality).
- A mock legal debate, wherein law students act as opposing counsel in a fictional case as a method of learning or for competition.
- A gathering of Rovers (18 - 26 year-old Scouts). Usually a camp lasting 2 weeks.
- In the context of "paganism": A social gathering of pagans, normally held in a public house.
- A system of arbitration in many areas of Africa in which the primary goal is to settle a dispute and reintegrate adversaries into society rather than assess penalties.
To bring up as a subject for debate, to propose
To discuss or debate
Etymology 2Origin unknown.
- The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
- a thick slice of (usually) fish
Moot may refer to:
- from Moot as an Old English language (Anglo-Saxon) term for
- Jamtamót, the old assembly of Jämtland
- Witenagemot, the High Council of Anglo-Saxon England
- Moot hall or Moot hill, a meeting or assembly place, traditionally to decide local issues
- World Scout Moot, a gathering of older Scouts, mainly Rover Scouts, ages 18-26 from all over the world
- Oxonmoot, the annual gathering at Oxford of the UK-based Tolkien Society
- Entmoot, a gathering of Ents in The Lord of the Rings
- Moodle Moot, a gathering or conference relating to the Moodle Learning Management System
- "Moot", the creator of the popular imageboard 4chan
- Moot court, an activity in many law schools where participants take part in simulated court proceedings
- Mootness, in the law of the United States, a legal concept of "not actionable"; it is to this meaning that most U.S. usage of moot refers
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