noun, plural moi·e·ties.
Origin of moiety
Examples from the Web for moiety
There was more than a moiety of sadness, constantly increasing its measure.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
Is it not plain that the Church at home will not thus have a moiety of the control over her Missionaries she now has?
In some of the recent States, more than a moiety of the whole domain had never been brought into this condition.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20)|Charles Sumner
They had already consumed a moiety of it, and the approach of the blizzard would render it valuable beyond estimate.Among the Esquimaux|Edward S. Ellis
“And leaving us to rot in this fever hole, without money or any thing else,” added his moiety.
British Dictionary definitions for moiety
noun plural -ties archaic
Word Origin for moiety
Word Origin and History 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.)).