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English adjective: moot

1. moot of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


2. moot open to argument or debate

SamplesThat is a moot question.

Synonymsarguable, debatable, disputable


Antonymsnoncontroversial, uncontroversial

English noun: moot

1. moot (act) a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise

SamplesHe organized the weekly moot.

Broader (hypernym)case, causa, cause, lawsuit, suit

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: moot

1. moot (communication) think about carefully; weigh

SamplesThey considered the possibility of a strike.
Turn the proposal over in your mind.

Synonymsconsider, debate, deliberate, turn over

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over

Narrower (hyponym)debate, premeditate, see, think twice, wrestle

Verb groupconsider, study

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