Moot (?), v.

See 1st Mot.




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Moot (?), n. Shipbuilding

A ring for gauging wooden pins.


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Moot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mooted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mooting.] [OE. moten, motien, AS. motan to meet or assemble for conversation, to discuss, dispute, fr. mot, gemot, a meeting, an assembly; akin to Icel. mot, MHG. muoz. Cf. Meet to come together.]


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.


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.


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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.


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Moot, n. [AS. mot, gemot, a meeting; -- usually in comp.] [Written also mote.]


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.


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Moot, a.

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


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