Definition of moot adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//muːt//
; NAmE NAmE//muːt//
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  • (North American English) unlikely to happen and therefore not worth considering He argued that the issue had become moot since the board had changed its policy.
  • Word OriginOld English mōt ‘assembly ’or‘ meeting’ and mōtian ‘to converse’, of Germanic origin; related to meet. The adjective (originally an attributive noun use: see moot court) dates from the mid 16th cent.; the current verb sense dates from the mid 17th cent.Idioms (British English, North American English) a matter about which there may be disagreement or confusion Whether this should be enforced by law or not is a moot point.
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