- A theoretical, abstract, hypothetical, or speculative question, involving no actual controversy over rights. 20 Am J2d Cis § 81; 22 Am J2d Dec J § 10.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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academic question — theoretical question, question based on assumption … English contemporary dictionary
academic question — An issue which does not require answer or adjudication by court because it is not necessary to case. A hypothetical or moot question. In re Electrolux Corp., 288 N.Y. 440, 43 N.E.2d 480. See hypothetical question … Black's law dictionary
academic — The central meanings of this word (‘of or belonging to an academy or institution for higher learning’) survive, but a little more than a century ago it developed a depreciatory range of meanings ‘merely theoretical, having no practical… … Modern English usage
academic — [ak΄ə dem′i kəlak΄ə dem′ik] adj. [L academicus < academia: see ACADEMY] 1. of colleges, universities, etc.; scholastic; scholarly 2. having to do with general or liberal rather than technical or vocational education 3. of or belonging to an… … English World dictionary
question — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. problem, subject; query, interrogation; doubt, dispute. See inquiry. v. t. interrogate, examine, cross examine, quiz; dispute, challenge, doubt. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A query] Syn. inquiry, inquiring … English dictionary for students
academic — I. noun Date: 1587 1. a member of an institution of learning 2. a person who is academic in background, outlook, or methods 3. plural academic subjects < has no interest in academics > II. adjective also academical … New Collegiate Dictionary
academic — /ak euh dem ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a college, academy, school, or other educational institution, esp. one for higher education: academic requirements. 2. pertaining to areas of study that are not primarily vocational or applied, as the… … Universalium
academic — Pertaining to college, university, or preparatory school. Sisters of Mercy v. Town of Hooksett, 93 N.H. 301, 42 A.2d 222, 225. A question or issue which is not relevant to case or is premature or hypothetical. In re Battell s Will, 286 N.Y. 97,… … Black's law dictionary
academic — ac•a•dem•ic [[t]ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk[/t]] adj. Also, ac a•dem′i•cal. 1) edu of or pertaining to a school, esp. one for higher education 2) edu of or pertaining to areas of study that are not primarily vocational or applied, as the humanities or pure… … From formal English to slang
academic — /ækəˈdɛmɪk / (say akuh demik) adjective 1. relating to an advanced institution of learning, as a college, university, or academy; relating to higher education. 2. relating to those university subjects which are concerned with the refinement of… … Australian English dictionary