from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a case or question to be mooted; a disputable case; an unsettled question.
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This practice of Judge Marshall, of travelling out of his case to prescribe what the law would be in a moot case not before the court, is very irregular and very censurable. recollect another instance, and the more particularly, perhaps, because it in some measure bore on myself.