Sentence Examples with the word moot

It was a moot point whether all souls so survive, as Cleanthes thought, or the souls of the wise and good alone, which was the opinion of Chrysippus; in any case, sooner or later individual souls are merged in the soul of the universe, from which they proceeded.

The Moot Hill was known also as the Hill of Belief from the fact that here the Pictish king promulgated the edict regulating the Christian church.

It is a moot question whether this statute took away the appeal to the Upper Houses of the various convocations in causes wherein the king was concerned (see Gorham v.

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The bailiff was to be chosen every year in the Moot Hall and to be assisted by fourteen principal burgesses and a recorder.

Parliaments occasionally assembled on the Moot Hill, where the first national council of which we possess records was held (906).

It may confidently be asserted that, of insects which directly or indirectly affect the welfare of man, Diptera form the vast majority, and it is a moot point whether the good effected by many species in the rapid clearing away of animal and vegetable impurities, and in keeping other insect enemies in check, counterbalances the evil and annoyance wrought by a large section of the Order.

E moot to pronounce o as u, and to drop e after a group of consonants (dent for dente).

For authoritative declarations upon the latest moot points the Transactions of the International Union for Solar Research (Manchester) may be consulted, vol.

The origin of these cells is a moot point.

First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.