Moot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |muːt|  American pronunciation of the word moot
Brit.  |muːt|  British pronunciation of the word moot
- a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
he organized the weekly moot


- think about carefully; weigh (syn: consider, debate, deliberate, turn over)
- of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
- open to argument or debate (syn: arguable, debatable, disputable)
that is a moot question


The fear that airstrikes could endanger troops is moot now that the army is withdrawing.

The court ruled that the issue is now moot because the people involved in the dispute have died.

I think they were wrong, but the point is moot. Their decision has been made and it can't be changed now.

And the question of delight shouldn't be moot.

Whether these controls will really reduce violent crime is a moot point.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: moot
he/she/it: moots
present participle: mooting
past tense: mooted
past participle: mooted
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