Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The exercises, and moots, and even the revels have vanished, but the dinners remain.

It is an interesting fact that these moots or open-air assemblies were summoned by the sound of a horn.

He henceforth attended “moots,” and excited great admiration by his readiness in putting cases and taking of objections.

An army that can not be mobilized without the action of the hundred moots is not a handy force.

If moots were held in it, these would be comparable rather to meetings of shareholders than to sessions of a tribunal.

The Inns of Court were spared; their moots and readings did no perceptible harm, if little perceptible good.

"The cases were put" after the earlier repast, and twice or thrice a week moots were "brought in" after the later meal.

But it should be observed, that though for all practical purposes 'moots' and 'case-puttings' ceased in Charles II.

It has been seen that the studies pursued in ancient times were conducted by means of “readings,” “moots” and “bolts.”

There were not infrequently other exercises than "moots" after supper: cards and stage-plays, revels and sometimes riots.