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Meaning of "mootness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOOTNESS

mootness  [ˈmuːtnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOOTNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mootness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MOOTNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mootness

In American law, a matter is moot if further legal proceedings with regard to it can have no effect, or events have placed it beyond the reach of the law. Thereby the matter has been deprived of practical significance or rendered purely academic. This is different from the ordinary British meaning of "moot", which means "debatable". The shift in usage was first observed in the United States. The U.S. development of this word stems from the practice of moot courts, in which hypothetical or fictional cases were argued as a part of legal education. These purely academic issues led the U.S. courts to describe cases where developing circumstances made any judgment ineffective as "moot". The doctrine can be compared to the ripeness doctrine, another judge-made rule, that holds that judges should not rule on cases based entirely on anticipated disputes or hypothetical facts. Similar doctrines prevent the federal courts of the United States from issuing advisory opinions.

Definition of mootness in the English dictionary

The definition of mootness in the dictionary is the quality of having no effect or practical relevance.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOOTNESS


absoluteness
ˌæbsəˈluːtnəs
apartness
əˈpɑːtnəs
arguteness
ɑːˈɡjuːtnəs
bittersweetness
ˌbɪtəˈswiːtnəs
bruteness
ˈbruːtnəs
concreteness
ˈkɒŋkriːtnəs
cuteness
ˈkjuːtnəs
deaf-muteness
ˈdefˌmjuːtnəs
destituteness
ˈdestɪˌtjuːtnəs
diluteness
daɪˈluːtnəs
discreetness
dɪˈskriːtnəs
dissoluteness
ˈdɪsəˌluːtnəs
fleetness
ˈfliːtnəs
hirsuteness
ˈhɜːsjuːtnəs
hyperacuteness
ˌhaɪpərəˈkjuːtnəs
inertness
ɪnˈɜːtnəs
minuteness
maɪˈnjuːtnəs
muteness
ˈmjuːtnəs
petiteness
pəˈtiːtnəs
sweetness
ˈswiːtnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOOTNESS

moorlog
moorman
moorwort
moory
moose
Moose Jaw
moose milk
moose pasture
moosebird
moosewood
mooseyard
moot
moot case
moot court
moot point
moot question
mootable
mooter
mootman
mop

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOOTNESS

alertness
aquafitness
brightness
business
correctness
expert witness
eyewitness
fitness
greatness
hotness
lightness
physical fitness
political correctness
promptness
robustness
shortness
softness
tartness
tightness
wetness
witness

Synonyms and antonyms of mootness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mootness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOOTNESS

Find out the translation of mootness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mootness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mootness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

mootness
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuestiones sin validez legal
570 millions of speakers

English

mootness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

mootness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

mootness
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

mootness
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

irrelevância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

mootness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

caractère théorique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mootness
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

mootness
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

mootness
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

mootness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mootness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mootness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

mootness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिंतन करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mootness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mootness
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mootness
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

mootness
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mootness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

mootness
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mootness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mootness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mootness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mootness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOOTNESS»

The term «mootness» is normally little used and occupies the 119.524 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOOTNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mootness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOOTNESS»

Discover the use of mootness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mootness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Administrative Law
Exceptions to the mootness doctrine: Mootness is a flexible doctrine, and moot cases are allowed to continue under certain circumstances. a. “Capable of repetition yet evading review”: The most prominent exception to the mootness doctrine is ...
Jack M. Beermann, 2010
2
Constitutional Law National Power and Federalism: Examples ...
The ripeness and mootness doctrines examine the problem of justiciability from the perspective of time. Ripeness focuses on the potential prematurity ofalawsuit, whilemootnessaddressesthepotential staleness. Bothdoctrines are premised on ...
Christopher N. May, Allan Ides, 2007
3
Law, Politics and the Judicial Process in Canada
This factor appears to have weighed heavily in the decision of the majority of this Court in Forget v. Quebec (Attorney-General) [1988]. The third underlying rationale of the mootness doctrine is the need for the Court to demonstrate a measure ...
Frederick Lee Morton, 2002
4
Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States
... or even roll back concepts of standing, particularly for class actions. Ripeness. and. Mootness. Under the ripeness doctrine, a case must have matured from a theoretical dispute to a live one. Thus, a case is said to be ripe for adjudication if  ...
David Neubauer, Stephen Meinhold, 2012
5
Environmental Enforcement: Civil and Criminal
[vi] — Mootness The Supreme Court in Gwaltney recognized that if a defendant comes into compliance during a citizen suit and an injunction would no longer be appropriate, the doctrine of mootness may prevent maintenance of the suit.140 ...
Daniel Riesel, 2013
6
Section 1983 Litigation: Claims and Defenses
Laidlaw Environmental Services,16 the United States Supreme Court stressed that although mootness has been described as “standing set in a time frame,” the standing and mootness doctrines are not identical. For example, “there are ...
Martin A. Schwartz, John E. Kirklin, 1997
7
Social Inclusion and the Legal System: Public Interest Law ...
A useful compromise based on the Canadian experience is suggested by JUSTICE/Public Law Project where they recommend that the matter of costs be entrusted to the discretion of the court.1*' Doctrine of mootness - the case for ...
Gerry Whyte, 2002
8
Remedies
Propensity problems generally come in two varieties before the court: ripeness and mootness.6 The revised Quincy-Rudolfo hypothetical is a good example of a ripeness problem: there is insufficient evidence that. 5. Occasionally, courts will ...
Richard L. Hasen, 2010
9
Federal Courts: Examples and Explanations
The doctrine of mootness governs suits where the parties' controversy has disappeared. The ripeness doctrine prevents courts from adjudicating matters deemed premature because the injury is speculative and may never occur. To determine ...
Laura E. Little, 2007
10
Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Reclaiming the ...
The ''heavy burden of persuading'' the court that the challenged conduct cannot reasonably be expected to start up again lies with the party asserting mootness. Ibid. The Court of Appeals justified its mootness disposition by reference to Steel  ...
Nicholas Askounes Ashford, Charles C. Caldart, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOOTNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mootness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Third Circuit Curtails Equitable Mootness Doctrine
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has narrowed the scope of the equitable mootness doctrine in bankruptcy cases. «New Jersey Law Journal, Jul 15»
2
Court holds appeal of opposition of withdrawn trademark application …
... was pending, the Respondent withdrew its application for registration of the Mark, and moved to have the appeal dismissed for mootness. «Lexology, Jul 15»
3
Chancery Court Scrutiny of Nonmonetary Settlements Continues
First, plaintiffs counsel could request a mootness dismissal since the shareholders' concerns were adequately addressed in the additional ... «Delaware Business Court Insider, Jul 15»
4
Petiton for re-hearing granted in Bubu Palo case
The Iowa Board of Regents will have until July 24 to respond to its appeal on the "mootness issue." In May of 2012, Palo, an ISU basketball ... «Iowa State Daily, Jul 15»
5
Motions flying in nativity scene lawsuit
Owens said he expects the plaintiffs “will raise an exception to mootness arguing that the nativity scene is capable of repetition” if it is erected ... «Baxter Bulletin, Jul 15»
6
Trapper Mine in Craig provides update to court
On July 1, Trapper Mining, Inc. filed a notice of correction statement with the district court withdrawing its argument for mootness in a claim ... «Craig Daily Press, Jul 15»
7
A word from the Ninth Circuit: substantial consummation is not the …
As a reminder, “equitable mootness” is a doctrine that enables a court to dismiss an appeal from a bankruptcy confirmation order where, as a ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
8
Timeliness of Declaratory Judgment Action Depends on Facts
The Superior Court chose to hear the appeal, however, deciding it presented an exception to the mootness doctrine. Citing Commonwealth ... «The Legal Intelligencer, Jul 15»
9
PINAC Correspondent Michale Hoffman Speaks About His …
Ultimately it was dismissed due to “mootness”. The State argued, and the courts agreed that since the legislature proactively amended the ... «PINAC News, Jul 15»
10
Judge hears motions to dismiss lawsuits against BCBE, Robbie Owen
Lewis also brought up the doctrine of mootness, saying that suing for restitution and to stop this use of funds after it has occurred was not the ... «Gulf Coast News Today, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mootness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mootness>. Sep 2019 ».
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