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10-25-2010 @ 6:14AM
It's an archaic Old English word that means a meeting or conference. It connotes a long, solemn, weighty discussion amoung venerated elders.The noun form is much more common and accepted (e.g. The monthly meeting of town Aldermen turned into a 7 hour long moot when the new postal tax was discussed.) , however it CAN be used as a verb (e.g. The cattle, standing in tight groups and lowing at one another, seemed to be mooting).Personally I've never seen the word used in the verb form in the past thousand years or so, while the noun form is used much more frequently. So, even though the usage is 'technically' correct, it's quite a stretch.
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