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A moot case or point is one that has already been resolved prior to needing a court decision, leaving nothing left for a court to decide.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
moot (noun)
1.
a deliberative assembly primarily for the administration of justice , especially one held by the of an community - freemen Anglo-Saxon
2.
obsolete - argument discussion
moot (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic to discuss from a legal - standpoint argue
2.
a) to bring up for discussion - broach
b) - debate
moot (adjective)
1.
a) open to question - debatable
b) subjected to discussion - disputed
2.
of practical significance made abstract or purely - deprived academic
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
moot (adjective)
open to question or dispute
SYNONYMS:
arguable, controvertible, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, issuable, moot, negotiable, questionable
RELATED WORDS:
contradictable, refutable; controversial, debated, disputed; dubious, iffy, inconclusive, indecisive, problematic ( problematical), shaky, uncertain; academic ( academical), hypothetical, speculative, theoretical ( theoretic); ambiguous, equivocal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
irrefutable; definite; unambiguous, unequivocal; absolute, clear, conclusive, decisive; uncontested, undisputed
accomplished, certain, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, positive, questionless, settled, sure, unanswerable, unarguable, unchallengeable, undebatable, undeniable, unquestionable
moot (verb)
1.
to present or bring forward for discussion
SYNONYMS:
bring up, broach, moot, place, raise
RELATED WORDS:
allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out over)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress
moot (verb)
2.
to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion
SYNONYMS:
agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around back and forth), canvass ( canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over out), moot, talk over
RELATED WORDS:
review, speak (about), talk (about); broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up; forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with); chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh
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