1. adjective /muːt/
a) Subject to discussion (originally at a moot); arguable, debatable, unsolved or impossible to solve.

:indeed we were obligd to hawl off rather in a hurry for the wind freshning a little we found ourselves in a bay which it was a moot point whether or not we could get out of:

b) Having no practical impact or relevance.

[T]he uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.

2. noun /muːt/
b) A system of arbitration in many areas of Africa in which the primary goal is to settle a dispute and reintegrate adversaries into society rather than assess penalties.
3. verb /muːt/
a) To bring up as a subject for debate, to propose.
b) To discuss or debate.

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