Definitions for: Moiety

[n] one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
[n] one of two (approximately) equal parts

Webster (1913) Definition: Moi"e*ty, n.; pl. Moieties. [F. moiti['e], L.
medietas, fr. medius middle, half. See Mid, a., and cf.
Mediate, Mediety.]
1. 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. --Shak.

The more beautiful moiety of his majesty's subject.

2. An indefinite part; a small part. --Shak.

Synonyms: mediety

See Also: folk, half, one-half, social group, tribe

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