- a half.
- an indefinite portion, part, or share.
- Anthropology. one of two units into which a tribe or community is divided on the basis of unilineal descent.
Origin of moiety
Related Words for moietyshare, component, element, affiliation, portion, part, fraction, half, piece
Examples from the Web for moiety
Historical Examples of moiety
How is it only a moiety of these bodies that is represented?Leading Articles on Various Subjects
He who gave her the money of which she e'en presented me a moiety.Under the Rose
Frederic Stewart Isham
Out of abundance he had given a moiety and because of it she had put her life into a yoke.The Tyranny of Weakness
Charles Neville Buck
There was more than a moiety of sadness, constantly increasing its measure.The Wild Huntress
It allowed Ralegh a moiety of the penalties accruing to the Crown.Sir Walter Ralegh
- a half
- one of two parts or divisions of something
Word Origin for moiety
"an equal half," mid-15c., from Old French moite, earlier meitiet (12c., Modern French moitié) "half; middle; portion, piece," from Latin meditatem (nominative medietas) "half," originally "middle point," from medius "middle" (see medial (adj.)).
- One of two or more parts into which something may be divided, such as the various parts of a vitamin or molecule.