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be a moot point

To be a topic that can no longer 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 no longer 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 point, aspect, or topic that is no longer relevant or can no longer be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot point now that he's tenured. A: "Have you looked at Harvard's program?" B: "That's a bit of a moot point, don't you think? I've already accepted a place at NYU."
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moot question

A point, aspect, or topic that is no longer relevant or can no longer be questioned or debated. Whether or not he's the best person for the job is a moot question now that he's tenured. A: "Have you looked at Harvard's program?" B: "That's a bit of a moot question, don't you think? I've already accepted a place at NYU."
See also: moot, question
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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.
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moot point, a

A debatable question. This term was originally exclusively a legal one, a moot case or moot point being a case for discussion in a moot, or meeting, of law students. By the eighteenth century, however, it was being used figuratively in a far more general way. For example, “It is a very moot point to which of those causes we may ascribe the universal dulness of the Irish,” wrote Sir C. Wogan (1732–33), cited by the OED.
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"Aberystwyth Law School is delighted to be hosting the prestigious Welsh National Mooting Competition this year," said Dr Glenys Williams, Theme Leader in Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth Law School.
The university has also established a name for itself on the European mooting scene, having become the first Welsh law school to qualify for the Telders International Moot Court competition in 2013, where they were the best performing British team.
"The mooting competition has been incredibly rewarding and it is great the college can offer such great training.
Mooting contests enable students to practice legal debating skills and improve public speaking and persuasive skills.
(19.) Professor Gottesman, for example, remembers serving on the panel mooting Attorney General Cornyn (who is now a United States Senator).
He remarked that the most important facet of mooting is that it actually trains students about walking away with lost case since there is generally one winner at the end of every competition, thereby preparing them for the profession as well as life.
MOOT POINT: Liverpool John Moores University legal eagles Alex Jones and Stephanie Chen will represent the UK at the Commonwealth Moot competition after winning the 2014 National Mooting Competition.
It is hoped the new courtroom will help to continue the success of the university "mooting" teams, where students take part in a mock trial.
The Wolverhampton University students fought off tough competition from University of Warwick students in the National ICLR Mooting Competition for Law Schools.