from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise.
- n. An ancient English meeting, especially a representative meeting of the freemen of a shire.
- transitive v. To bring up as a subject for discussion or debate.
- transitive v. To discuss or debate. See Synonyms at broach1.
- transitive v. Law To plead or argue (a case) in a moot court.
- adj. Subject to debate; arguable: a moot question.
- adj. Law Without legal significance, through having been previously decided or settled.
- adj. Of no practical importance; irrelevant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Vagina.
- adj. Subject to discussion (originally at a moot); arguable, debatable, unsolved or impossible to solve.
- adj. Having no practical impact or relevance.
- adj. Being an exercise of thought; academic.
- n. A moot court.
- n. 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.
- n. A gathering of Rovers (18 - 26 year-old Scouts). Usually a camp lasting 2 weeks.
- n. A social gathering of pagans, normally held in a public house.
- v. To bring up as a subject for debate, to propose.
- v. To discuss or debate.
- v. To make or declare irrelevant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. See 1st mot.
- n. A ring for gauging wooden pins.
- transitive v. To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion.
- transitive v. Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
- transitive v. To render inconsequential, as having no effect on the practical outcome; to render academic.
- intransitive v. To argue or plead in a supposed case.
- n. 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.
- n. A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
- adj. Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted.
- adj. Of purely theoretical or academic interest; having no practical consequence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A meeting; a formal assembly.
- n. The place of such a meeting.
- n. In early English history, a court formed by assembling the men of the village or tun, the hundred, or the kingdom, or their representatives.
- n. Dispute; debate; discussion; specifically, in law, an argument on a hypothetical case by way of practice.
- Relating to or connected with debatable questions; subject to discussion; discussed or debated; debatable; unsettled.
- To debate; discuss; argue for and against; introduce or submit for discussion.
- In law, to plead or argue (a cause or supposed cause) merely by way of exercise or practice.
- To speak; utter.
- To argue; dispute.
- To plead or argue a supposed cause.
- n. An obsolete variant of mot.
- To dig.
- n. In ship-building:
- n. A ring used to gage the diameter of treenails.
- n. A piece of hard wood bound with iron at both ends, used in making blocks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
- v. think about carefully; weigh
- adj. open to argument or debate
- adj. of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
Middle English, meeting, from Old English mōt, gemōt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English moot, mot, ȝemot, from Old English mōt, gemōt ("moot, society, assembly, meeting, court, council, synod"), from Proto-Germanic *mōtan (“encounter, meeting, assembly”), from Proto-Indo-European *mōd-, *mād- (“to encounter, come”). Cognate with Scots mut, mote ("meeting, assembly"), Low German mote ("meeting"), Danish møde ("meeting"), Swedish möte ("meeting"), Icelandic mót ("meeting, tournament, meet"). Related to meet. (Wiktionary)