1.open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
2.of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.
3.Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.
–verb (used with object)
4.to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion.
5.to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.
6.Archaic. to argue (a case), esp. in a mock court.
7.an assembly of the people in early England exercising political, administrative, and judicial powers.
8.an argument or discussion, esp. of a hypothetical legal case.
9.Obsolete. a debate, argument, or discussion.
[Origin: bef. 900; ME mot(e) meeting, assembly, OE gemōt; c. ON mōt, D gemoet meeting. See meet1]
—Synonyms 1. disputable, disputed, unsettled. 4. debate, dispute, discuss.
—Antonyms 1. indisputable. 4. agree.
Law A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise.
An ancient English meeting, especially a representative meeting of the freemen of a shire. tr.v. moot·ed, moot·ing, moots
To bring up as a subject for discussion or debate.
To discuss or debate.
Law To plead or argue (a case) in a moot court. adj.
Subject to debate; arguable: a moot question.
Law Without legal significance, through having been previously decided or settled.
Of no practical importance; irrelevant.
[Middle English, meeting, from Old English mōt, gemōt.]