moot

(noun) An informal meeting held by a community to hear and settle a dispute.

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Usage Notes:

  • A moot continues until an agreement is made.
  • In contrast to moot, a court while similar is more formal.

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Works Consulted

Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

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How to Cite the Definition of Moot

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “moot.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/moot/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

moot. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/moot/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “moot.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/moot/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“moot.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/moot/>.