Definitions for: Moot


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Moot, v.
See 1st Mot. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Moot, n. (Shipbuilding)
A ring for gauging wooden pins.


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.
Hamilton.

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.
Elyot.


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.


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.
Elyot.

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.


Moot, a.
Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided;
debatable; mooted.

Synonyms: consider, contestable, controversial, debatable, debate, deliberate, disputable, disputed, turn over

See Also: consult, discuss, premeditate, see, take counsel, talk over, think twice, wrestle

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