What does moiety mean?

moiety meaning in General Dictionary

one of two (roughly) equal parts

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  • 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.

moiety meaning in Legal Dictionary

: (moy-et-tee) n. half. Generally speaking a reference to curiosity about real residential property, moiety is rarely utilized today.


moiety meaning in Law Dictionary

The half everything. Joint renters tend to be believed to hold by moieties. Litt. 125; 3 C. B. 274, 283.


moiety meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"the same one half," mid-15c., from Old French moite, earlier meitiet (12c., Modern French moiti


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moiety meaning in General Dictionary

(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.

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  • (a.) An indefinite component; a little component.

Sentence Examples with the word moiety

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.

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