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be a moot point

To be a topic that can be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot point now that he's tenured.
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be a moot question

To be a topic that can be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot question now that he's tenured.
See also: moot, question

moot point

A debatable question, an issue open to argument; also, an irrelevant question, a matter of no importance. For example, Whether Shakespeare actually wrote the poem remains a moot point among critics, or It's a moot point whether the chicken or the egg came first. This term originated in British law where it described a point for discussion in a moot, or assembly, of law students. By the early 1700s it was being used more loosely in the present sense.
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be a moot ˈpoint/ˈquestion

be a subject that people disagree on or are uncertain about: It’s a moot point whether women or men make better drivers.A moot was a group of people who met to discuss questions of local or national law during the Anglo-Saxon period. A moot point was a question of law discussed at this meeting.
See also: moot, point, question
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The only factor determining which side of a case is mooted at the Institute is which side calls first.
Georgetown also offers a Supreme Court Advocacy class tied directly to the moots, in which students study several of the cases being mooted by the Program, attend the Program moots, and then attend oral argument before the Court in some of those cases.
Summary: Farmers in Uttarakhand are benefiting from a unique financial institution named Kisan Bank, mooted by the central government.
Dehradun, March 28 (ANI):Farmers in Uttarakhand are benefiting from a unique financial institution named Kisan Bank, mooted by the central government.
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Summary: CHF benefited as the environment for risk improved following the mooted U.