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moi·e·ty

 (moi′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. moi·e·ties
1. A half.
2. A part, portion, or share.
3. Anthropology Either of two kinship groups based on unilateral descent that together make up a tribe or society.
4. Chemistry A well-defined part of a larger molecule.

[Middle English moite, from Old French meitiet, moitie, from Late Latin medietās, from Latin, middle, from medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

moiety

(ˈmɔɪɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a half
2. one of two parts or divisions of something
[C15: from Old French moitié, from Latin mediētās middle, from medius]

moi•e•ty

(ˈmɔɪ ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a half.
2. an indefinite portion, part, or share.
3. (in certain unilateral societies or communities) one of the two descent groups into which the population falls.
[1400–50; late Middle English moite < Middle French < Latin medietātem, acc. of medietās the middle]

Moiety

 a half; the better half; a small part; a lease; a share, portion, or quantity.
Examples: the moiety of the human species; of a scruple, 1641.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moiety - one of two (approximately) equal partsmoiety - one of two (approximately) equal parts
half, one-half - one of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
2.moiety - one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
social group - people sharing some social relation
tribe, folk - a social division of (usually preliterate) people
Translations
skupina

moiety

n (Jur: = half) → Hälfte f; (liter) (= small amount)Hauch m (geh) (→ of an +dat); (= small share)Bruchteil m

moi·e·ty

n. mitad, una de las porciones de un todo.
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