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English definition of “moot”

moot

verb [T] uk   /muːt/ formal us  
to suggest something for discussion: The idea was first mooted as long ago as the 1840s. His name was mooted as a possible successor.

moot

adjective uk   /muːt/ us  

moot adjective (DISCUSSION)

often discussed or argued about and having no real answer: It's a moot point whether building more roads reduces traffic congestion.

moot adjective (LEGAL CASE)

mainly US specialized law having no practical use or meaning: The district attorney said if his conviction was upheld on appeal, the state prosecution would become moot.

moot

noun [C] uk   /muːt/ specialized us  
a trial or discussion dealing with an imaginary legal case, performed by students as part of their legal training but in exactly the same way as a real one: a moot court
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