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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moot  \Moot\,  n.  [AS.  m[=o]t,  gem[=o]t,  a  meeting;  --  usually  in 
  comp.]  [Written  also  {mote}.] 
  1.  A  meeting  for  discussion  and  deliberation;  esp.,  a  meeting 
  of  the  people  of  a  village  or  district,  in  Anglo-Saxon 
  times,  for  the  discussion  and  settlement  of  matters  of 
  common  interest;  --  usually  in  composition;  as  folk-moot. 
  --J.  R.  Green. 
  2.  [From  {Moot},  v.]  A  discussion  or  debate;  especially,  a 
  discussion  of  fictitious  causes  by  way  of  practice. 
  The  pleading  used  in  courts  and  chancery  called 
  moots.  --Sir  T. 
  {Moot  case},  a  case  or  question  to  be  mooted;  a  disputable 
  case;  an  unsettled  question.  --Dryden. 
  {Moot  court},  a  mock  court,  such  as  is  held  by  students  of 
  law  for  practicing  the  conduct  of  law  cases. 
  {Moot  point},  a  point  or  question  to  be  debated;  a  doubtful 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mote  \Mote\,  v. 
  See  1st  {Mot}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mote  \Mote\,  n.  [See  {Moot},  a  meeting.]  [Obs.,  except  in  a  few 
  combinations  or  phrases.] 
  1.  A  meeting  of  persons  for  discussion;  as  a  wardmote  in  the 
  city  of  London. 
  2.  A  body  of  persons  who  meet  for  discussion,  esp.  about  the 
  management  of  affairs;  as  a  folkmote. 
  3.  A  place  of  meeting  for  discussion. 
  {Mote  bell},  the  bell  rung  to  summon  to  a  mote.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mot  \Mot\  (m[=o]t),  v.  [Sing.  pres.  ind.  {Mot},  {Mote},  {Moot} 
  (m[=o]t),  pl  {Mot},  {Mote},  {Moote},  pres.  subj.  {Mote}; 
  imp.  {Moste}.]  [See  {Must},  v.]  [Obs.] 
  May  must  might 
  He  moot  as  well  say  one  word  as  another  --Chaucer. 
  The  wordes  mote  be  cousin  to  the  deed.  --Chaucer. 
  Men  moot  [i.e.,  one  only]  give  silver  to  the  poore 
  freres.  --Chaucer. 
  {So  mote  it  be},  so  be  it  amen;  --  a  phrase  in  some  rituals, 
  as  that  of  the  Freemasons. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mote  \Mote\,  n. 
  The  flourish  sounded  on  a  horn  by  a  huntsman.  See  {Mot},  n., 
  3,  and  {Mort}.  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mote  \Mote\,  n.  [OE.  mot,  AS  mot.] 
  A  small  particle,  as  of  floating  dust;  anything  proverbially 
  small  a  speck. 
  The  little  motes  in  the  sun  do  ever  stir,  though  there 
  be  no  wind.  --Bacon. 
  We  are  motes  in  the  midst  of  generations.  --Landor. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  (nontechnical  usage)  a  tiny  piece  of  anything  [syn:  {atom}, 
  {molecule},  {particle},  {speck}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Gr.  karphos  something  dry,  hence  a  particle  of  wood  or  chaff, 
  etc.).  A  slight  moral  defect  is  likened  to  a  mote  (Matt.  7:3-5; 
  Luke  6:41,  42). 

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