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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 17th December 2018
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moot (adjective) MOOT

Debatable; irrelevant (especially in the US).

Yes, but the rules are moot in that respect as far as I can see, Mr. Speaker.

D.E. Smith, British Columbia Hansard, 5 November 1974. British Columbia Hansard

Whether that case, and another one, hindered more fundraising is moot.

Christopher Hawtree, in a letter to The Guardian, published 2 June 2007. Guardian

He argued that Mr. Mukasey could be counted on to reverse the politicization of the Justice Department that occurred under Alberto Gonzales, and that Mr. Mukasey's reticence about calling waterboarding illegal might well become moot, because the Senate was considering a law making clear that it is illegal.

Unattributed Editorial, The New York Times, 11 November 2007. The New York Times

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