Moiety



[moi-i-tee] /ˈmɔɪ ɪ ti/

noun, plural moieties.
1.
a half.
2.
an indefinite portion, part, or share.
3.
Anthropology. one of two units into which a tribe or community is divided on the basis of unilineal descent.
/ˈmɔɪɪtɪ/
noun (archaic) (pl) -ties
1.
a half
2.
one of two parts or divisions of something
n.

“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.)).

moiety moi·e·ty (moi’ĭ-tē)
n.
One of two or more parts into which something may be divided, such as the various parts of a vitamin or molecule.

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