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Moiety definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOI'ETY, n. [L. medietas.] The half; one of two equal parts; as a moiety of an estate, of goods or of profits; the moiety of a jury or of a nation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: one of two (approximately) equal parts [syn: moiety, mediety]
2: one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English moite, from Anglo-French meité, moité, from Late Latin medietat-, medietas, from Latin medius middle — more at mid Date: 15th century 1. a. one of two equal parts ; half b. one of two approximately equal parts 2. one of the portions into which something is divided ; component, part <an ether molecule with a benzene moiety> 3. one of two basic complementary tribal subdivisions

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) Law or literary 1 a half. 2 each of the two parts into which a thing is divided. Etymology: ME f. OF moité, moitié f. L medietas -tatis middle f. medius (adj.) middle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Half. 2. Portion, share, part.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Half, but vulgarly used to signify a share or portion: as, He will come in for a small moiety.

Moby Thesaurus

allotment, allowance, ashram, big end, bigger half, bisection, bit, bite, body, budget, butt, caste, chip, chunk, clan, class, clip, clipping, collop, colony, commission, commonwealth, commune, community, contingent, crumb, cut, cutting, deal, destiny, dividend, division, dole, dollop, economic class, end, endogamous group, equal share, equidistance, extended family, family, fate, fifty percent, fifty-fifty, fragment, gens, gob, gobbet, half, half-and-half, halfway house, halver, helping, hemisphere, hunk, interest, kinship group, lot, lump, measure, mediety, meed, member, mess, mid-distance, midcourse, middle distance, midway, modicum, morsel, nuclear family, order, parcel, paring, part, particle, percentage, phratria, phratry, phyle, piece, portion, proportion, quantum, quota, rake-off, rasher, ration, scoop, scrap, section, segment, semicircle, semisphere, settlement, shard, share, shaving, shiver, shred, slice, sliver, small share, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, social class, society, splinter, stake, stitch, stock, stump, subcaste, tatter, totem



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