Moot Sentence Examples
The origin of these cells is a moot point.
It is a moot question whether changes of the latter kind actually occur.
He arranged with the king to moot a series of financial projects the acceptance of which by His Majesty would have implied a long tenure of office for the Conservatives, and so Alphonso XII.
The project fell through, but gave occasion for the famous moot at Salisbury in which William took an oath of direct allegiance from "all the land-sitting men that were in England" (1086).
It was a moot point whether all souls so survive, as Cleanthes thought, or the souls of the wise and good alone, which was the opinion of Chrysippus; in any case, sooner or later individual souls are merged in the soul of the universe, from which they proceeded.Advertisement
Parliaments occasionally assembled on the Moot Hill, where the first national council of which we possess records was held (906).
The point of building an energy efficient home is moot if you do not begin with energy efficient home wall construction.
This version is not as full or comprehensive as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, but if you don't own those newer consoles, this is all a moot point anyways.
The Moot Hill was known also as the Hill of Belief from the fact that here the Pictish king promulgated the edict regulating the Christian church.
In the town are two strong castellated towers of the 14th century, known as the Moot Hall and the Manor Office.Advertisement
Theorizing a work by such a emotive director is very tempting, but somewhat moot.
However, NATO had deliberately bypassed the UN, rendering this argument moot.
There are those who say that plus size women should stay away from low-rise jeans and trousers because they are unflattering, thus rendering low-rise plus size string bikini panties moot.
In addition whether the court in a member state will take notice of an anti-suit injunction is moot.
Some were lying broken on the ground, where a transport accident had rendered moot a year's work.Advertisement
In the latter part of the word we have, of course, the same root as in caedere, " to kill," but whether or not the former part is from pater, " a father," or from the same root that we have in per-peram, per-jurium, is a moot point.
The unit of Icelandic politics was the homestead with its franklin-owner (buendi) its primal organization the hundredmoot (thing), its tie the gooorc5(godar) or chieftainship. The chief who had led a band of kinsmen and dependants to the new land, taken a " claim " there, and parcelled it out among them, naturally became their leader, presiding as priest at the temple feasts and sacrifices of heathen times, acting as speaker of their moot, and as their representative towards the neighbouring chiefs.
Thus the question of whether the Difference Engine was itself a tool became moot.
In addition an annual varsity moot takes place against the University of Sheffield.
It may confidently be asserted that, of insects which directly or indirectly affect the welfare of man, Diptera form the vast majority, and it is a moot point whether the good effected by many species in the rapid clearing away of animal and vegetable impurities, and in keeping other insect enemies in check, counterbalances the evil and annoyance wrought by a large section of the Order.Advertisement
How far, however, this rule was strictly observed, and what was the relation of the Roman dalmatic to the diaconal alba and subdiaconal tunica, which were in liturgical use in Gaul and Spain so early as the 6th century, are moot points (see Braun, p. 252).
If you are allergic to sunflower seeds, the nutritional boastings of this food are a moot point in light of the intense immunological reaction your body will have upon ingesting the seeds.
Gay, straight, or bi, the issue of a celebrity's sexual preference may seem like a moot issue.
It is arguable that the point is moot because many mental health treatments are covered by insurance.
Before we get started, many of you may not be familiar with what RSS is in the first place, so it's kind of a moot point to discuss it until everyone is on the same page.Advertisement
In 2000, Mexico served as host to the 11th World Scout Moot.
It was a moot question whether Peixoto, after the revolt was crushed, would not declare himself dictator; certainly many of his friends were anxious that he should follow this course, but he was broken down by the strain which had been imposed upon him and was glad to surrender his duties.
For authoritative declarations upon the latest moot points the Transactions of the International Union for Solar Research (Manchester) may be consulted, vol.
Of course, this all becomes a moot point for pet owners who did not acquire their cat from a breeder who has taken careful note of an animal's pedigree and family health history.
Debating whether global warming is human caused or a natural planetary cycle is almost a moot point when decreasing the greenhouse effect and slowing global warming is humanly possible.
This infuses the whole dish with the flavor and heat of the chili, thus making the removal of the chili pepper from the dish to reduce the heat a moot point.
The girlfriend claims that she and Malil were no longer a couple at the time, but that point seems moot.
As such, the beadle goes back to early Teutonic times; he was probably attached to the moot as its messenger or summoner, being under the direction of the reeve or constable of the leet.
The moot judge, Professor Alastair Mullis, was impressed by the mooting standard of the finalists and their grasp of the criminal law.
A small picturesque Moot Hall of the 16th century is used for corporation meetings.
The bailiff was to be chosen every year in the Moot Hall and to be assisted by fourteen principal burgesses and a recorder.