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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If Gov. Dave Heineman wants the job, I suspect he'll win the primary in a landslide, making this post a moot point.Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, RINO?|Justin Green|February 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As they continue the search, Clive Irving explains why the black box might be a moot point—and why Airbus is worried.The Secrets of Flight 447|Clive Irving|June 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The only moot point seemed to be whether he intended to slay the whole mob or be selective and cut down only important members."And That's How It Was, Officer"|Ralph Sholto
The effect of periods of depression, such as 1903 and 1908, upon the proportion of low-grade tonnage is a moot point.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
It is rather a moot-point how far she inclined to the Reformed doctrines, properly so called.The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.)|Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
It began to be a moot point whether they might not be forced to pass the night there, in the middle of Roaring Brook.
It is a moot point with students whether the ballade or chant royal is the earlier and original poem.