one of two (roughly) equal parts
- one of two standard subdivisions of a tribe
- 1 of 2 equal parts an one half as a moiety of a property of products or of earnings the moiety of a jury or of a country
- 1 of 2 equal parts; a half; since, a moiety of an estate, of products, or of earnings; the moiety of a jury, or of a nation.
- An indefinite component; a tiny part.
: (moy-et-tee) n. half. Generally speaking a reference to curiosity about real residential property, moiety is rarely utilized today.
The half everything. Joint renters tend to be believed to hold by moieties. Litt. 125; 3 C. B. 274, 283.
"the same one half," mid-15c., from Old French moite, earlier meitiet (12c., Modern French moiti
(a.) 1 of 2 equal components; a half; since, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of profits; the moiety of a jury, or of a nation.
- (a.) An indefinite component; a little component.
The last was acquired by the family of Bayeux, from whom it passed by marriage to Elias de Rabayne, whose nephew, Peter Baudrat, surrendered it to the crown in1315-1316when the king became lord of one moiety of the borough, henceforth known as Lyme Regis.