Moot Point

Definition - What does Moot Point mean?

A moot point is a point that is made in an argument that cannot be proved, or that no court has made an official ruling on. So, in the context of the law, moot points cannot be used as valid facts or as significant reasoning for legal arguments. This can be an important distinction during trials or other legal proceedings.

Justipedia explains Moot Point

People who try to use moot points to prove the soundness of their arguments in trials can run into trouble. For example, if a property owner tries to claim that their property will be worth 100 times its value in 1,000 years, this would be a moot point. The reason is because there is no way to verify that their property would be worth 100 times its value after a millennium passes. Therefore, this valuation would not hold up in court.

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