moot 1 /'müt/ vt: to make moot
statute of limitations would moot the effort — S. R. Sontag
moot 2 adj [(of a trial or hearing) hypothetical, staged for practice, from moot hypothetical case for law students, argument, deliberative assembly, from Old English mōt assembly, meeting]: deprived of practical significance: made abstract or purely academic
the case became moot when the defendant paid the sum at issue see also mootness doctrine compare justiciable, ripe
moot·ness /'müt-nəs/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective abstract, academic, actionable, arguable, contentious, contestable, contested, controversial, controvertible, debatable, disputable, disputatious, disputed, doubtful, dubious, hypothetical, in dispute, in issue, in question, open to discussion, open to question, problematical, questionable, questioned, speculative, subject to controversy, suppositional, theoretical, uncertain, undecided, under discussion, undetermined, unsettled, untried associated concepts: academic question, moot appeal, moot case, moot controversy, moot court, moot question II index debate, dubious, equivocal, pose (propound), posit, problematic, propound, undecided

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Uncertain or unsettled; subject to debate.
To raise an issue for debate; to discuss.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

an old English word for an assembly, but now the word is used only
1. as a noun to describe a legal argument not in a court of law, usually held for the purpose of legal education based on a tradition established in the English Inns of Court.
2. as an adjective, a point of law is often said to be moot if, raised in a litigation, the point does not any longer affect the decision in the case before the court.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1) Unsettled, open to argument, or debatable.
2) Without practical significance; hypothetical or academic. (See also: moot point, moot court)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

adj. Of an issue, that it is not currently a controversy able to be decided, typically because it was resolved or otherwise removed from the court's purview by an intervening act or occurrence.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An issue presenting no real controversy.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An issue presenting no real controversy.
II A moot case or a moot point is one not subject to a judicial determination because it involves an abstract question or a pretended controversy that has not yet actually arisen or has already passed. Mootness usually refers to a court's refusal to consider a case because the issue involved has been resolved prior to the court's decision, leaving nothing that would be affected by the court's decision.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) unsettled, open to argument or debatable, specifically about a legal question which has not been determined by any decision of any court.
   2) an issue only of academic interest.
   See also: moot court, moot point

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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