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MOOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moot mean? 

MOOT (noun)
  The noun MOOT has 1 sense:

1. a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise

  Familiarity information: MOOT used as a noun is very rare.


MOOT (adjective)
  The adjective MOOT has 2 senses:

1. of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
2. open to argument or debate

  Familiarity information: MOOT used as an adjective is rare.


MOOT (verb)
  The verb MOOT has 1 sense:

1. think about carefully; weigh

  Familiarity information: MOOT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOOT (noun)


Sense 1moot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he organized the weekly moot

Hypernyms ("moot" is a kind of...):

case; causa; cause; lawsuit; suit (a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


MOOT (adjective)


Sense 1moot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)

Similar:

irrelevant (having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2moot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to argument or debate

Synonyms:

arguable; debatable; disputable; moot

Context example:

that is a moot question

Similar:

controversial (marked by or capable of arousing controversy)


MOOT (verb)


Sense 1moot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Think about carefully; weigh

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

deliberate; moot; debate; consider; turn over

Context examples:

They considered the possibility of a strike / Turn the proposal over in your mind

Hypernyms (to "moot" is one way to...):

discuss; hash out; talk over (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "moot"):

see (deliberate or decide)

premeditate (consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand)

debate (argue with one another)

wrestle (engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate)

think twice (consider and reconsider carefully)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


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