Moot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |muːt|  American pronunciation of the word moot
Brit.  |muːt|  British pronunciation of the word moot

noun

- a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise

verb

- think about carefully; weigh (syn: consider, debate, deliberate)

adjective

- of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
- open to argument or debate(syn: arguable, debatable, disputable)

Examples

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

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