moot point


moot point
index problem, thesis

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


moot point
1) An unsettled or debatable question.
2) An issue with no practical or relevant value. (See also: moot)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

moot point
n.
   1) a legal question which no court has decided, so it is still debatable or unsettled.
   2) an issue only of academic interest.
   See also: moot

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Moot point — Moot Moot, n. [AS. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting; usually in comp.] [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moot point — If something s a moot point, there s some disagreement about it: a debatable point. In the U.S., this expression usually means that there is no point in debating something, because it just doesn t matter. An example: If you are arguing over… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • moot point — noun An undecided or disputed point • • • Main Entry: ↑moot …   Useful english dictionary

  • moot point —    If something s a moot point, there s some disagreement about it: a debatable point. In the U.S., this expression usually means that there is no point in debating something, because it just doesn t matter. An example: If you are arguing over… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • moot point — noun a) An issue that is subject to, or open for discussion or debate; originally, one to be definitively determined by an assembly of the people. Exactly which of the songs on Small Change originated in London is a moot point. b) An issue… …   Wiktionary

  • Moot point —   If something s a moot point, there s some disagreement about it; a debatable point …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • moot point — point which is debatable, subject which is open for discussion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moot point — Synonyms and related words: bone of contention, catechism, cross interrogatory, cross question, debating point, demand, feeler, inquiry, interrogation, interrogative, interrogatory, issue, leader, leading question, point at issue, point in… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • moot point — /mut ˈpɔɪnt/ (say mooht poynt) noun 1. a matter which is uncertain and open to debate. 2. Originally US an irrelevant argument. {moot1 + point1 (def. 22) …   Australian English dictionary

  • (a) moot point — a moot ˈpoint/ˈquestion idiom (BrE, NAmE) a matter about which there may be disagreement or confusion • Whether this should be enforced by law or not is a moot point. Main entry: ↑mootidiom …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.