Definition of Moiety

1. Noun. One of two (approximately) equal parts.

Exact synonyms: Mediety
Generic synonyms: Half, One-half



2. Noun. One of two basic subdivisions of a tribe.
Generic synonyms: Social Group
Group relationships: Folk, Tribe

Definition of Moiety

1. n. One of two equal parts; a half; as, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of profits; the moiety of a jury, or of a nation.

Definition of Moiety

1. Noun. Half. ¹

2. Noun. A share or portion. ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) A specific segment of a molecule. ¹

4. Noun. (anthropology) Each descent group in a culture which is divided exactly into two descent groups. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moiety

1. a half [n -ETIES] - See also: half

Medical Definition of Moiety

1. 1. Originally, a half; now, loosely, a portion of something. 2. Functional group. Origin: M.E. Moite, a half (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moiety

moholi
mohr
mohrite
mohrs
mohs surgery
mohur
mohurs
moi
moider
moidered
moidering
moiders
moidore
moidores
moieties
moiety (current term)
moil
moile
moiled
moilee
moiler
moilers
moiles
moiling
moilingly
moils
moineau
moineaus
moira
moirai

Literary usage of Moiety

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1. Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office: Prepared by Great Britain Public Record Office, Great Britain Court of Chancery, H. C. Maxwell Lyte, William Henry Stevenson (1908)
"There are also assigned to her the following parcels of the herbages and pastures there : a moiety of a pasture called ' le ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"One of the legatees being dead without having been married, the Court directed one moiety to be paid to her executors; but would not permit the other moiety ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"A man belongs, first of all, to a moiety and his duties to it take ... One moiety may fight with another tribe and the complementary moiety refuse to ..."

4. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry (1892)
"And so where A. and B. contracted to moiety sell leasehold property to C., and on examining the mortgage. title it appeared that A. was entitled to a moiety ..."

5. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn (1842)
"allotted by the master's report, whereas they ought but to have contraction paid one moiety thereof, and prayed that the plaintiffs and the of ..."

6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"one moiety of his estate (which was wholly personal) after payment of his debts and funeral expences, to the plaintiff Elizabeth, and the other moiety to ..."

7. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"That £26,S50 •was accordingly net value of moiety of freeholds and leaseholds. Agreement that £26850 should be deemed consideration for £5000 for moiety of ..."

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