Mot v. [Sing. pres. ind. Mot, Mote, Moot pl. Mot, Mote, Moote, pres. subj. Mote; imp. Moste.] [Obs.] May; must; might.
He moot as well say one word as another --Chaucer.
The wordes mote be cousin to the deed. --Chaucer.
Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres. --Chaucer.
So mote it be, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons.
moot v. See 1st Mot. [Obs.]
moot n. Shipbuilding A ring for gauging wooden pins.
Moot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mooted p. pr. & vb. n. Mooting.]
1. To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion.
A problem which hardly has been mentioned, much less mooted, in this country. --Sir W. Hamilton.
2. Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
First a case is appointed to be mooted by certain young men, containing some doubtful controversy. --Sir T. Elyot.
Moot v. i. To argue or plead in a supposed case.
There is a difference between mooting and pleading; between fencing and fighting. --B. Jonson.
Moot, n. [Written also mote.]
1. 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; as, folk-moot.
2. A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
The pleading used in courts and chancery called moots. --Sir T. Elyot.
Moot case, a case or question to be mooted; a disputable case; an unsettled question. --Dryden.
Moot court, a mock court, such as is held by students of law for practicing the conduct of law cases.
Moot point, a point or question to be debated; a doubtful question.
to make moot v. t. to render moot2; to moot3.
1. Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted.
adj 1: of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
2: open to argument or debate; "that is a moot question" [syn:
arguable, debatable, disputable]
n : a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise;
"he organized the weekly moot"
v : think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the
possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your
mind" [syn: consider, debate, turn over, deliberate]