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- Grand Panjandrum
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Moot has been used a good deal on this site, but I can't find a full treatment. My problem with the word is its usage has changed, but not the definitions, which all report the word means something like debatable or ambiguous. But wherever I now see the word it intends false, or at least dealt with, over, decided. HOw do you all hear it?
I concur, this one has split into two basically opposite meanings. A moot point is either an important one, or one that no longer needs to be taken into consideration.
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