moi·e·ty /'mȯi-ə-tē/ n pl -ties: half of something (as an estate)
an interest exceeding a moiety compare entirety 2

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun allotment, division, equal part, equal share, fifty percent, fraction, fragment, half, indefinite portion, indefinite share, measure, parcel, part, percentage, piece, portion, ration, section, segment, share II index segment

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(pronounced 'moy-ettee') a half.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Half of something — for example, half of the property in an estate. Seldom used today.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A portion of something, typically half.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

n. half.
   Generally a reference to interest in real property, moiety is seldom used today.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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  • Moiety — Moi e*ty (moi [ e]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Moieties} (moi [ e]*t[i^]z). [F. moiti[ e], L. medietas, fr. medius middle, half. See {Mid}, a., and cf. {Mediate}, {Mediety}.] 1. One of two equal parts; a half; as, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moiety — may refer to: Moiety (chemistry), a part or functional group of a molecule Moiety (kinship), either of two groups into which a society is divided An Australian Aboriginal kinship group Native Hawaiian realm ruled by a Mo i or Ali i Moiety title,… …   Wikipedia

  • moiety — [moi′ə tē] n. pl. moieties [ME moite < OFr < L medietas, the middle (in LL, half, moiety) < medius: see MID1] 1. a half; either of two equal, or more or less equal, parts 2. an indefinite share or part 3. Anthrop. either of two primary… …   English World dictionary

  • Moiety —   [ mɔɪətɪ, englisch] die, /...ties, Ethnosoziologie: in Gesellschaften mit Zweiklassensystem (Dualorganisation) Bezeichnung für jeweils eine Hälfte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • moiety — (n.) an equal half, mid 15c., from O.Fr. moite, earlier meitiet (12c., Mod.Fr. moitié) half; middle; portion, piece, from L. meditatem (nom. medietas) half, originally middle point, from medius middle (see MEDIAL (Cf. medial) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • moiety —  Moiety  Часть молекулярной структуры, обладающая определенным полезным свойством.  См. функциональная группа …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • moiety — ► NOUN (pl. moieties) 1) formal a half. 2) technical each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided. ORIGIN Old French moite, from Latin medius mid, middle …   English terms dictionary

  • Moiety — Als Moiety (engl.; von altfranz. moité, dies wiederum von lat. medietas Mitte, Hälfte ) wird bei Gemeinschaften mit Dualorganisation oder Zweiklassensystem jede der beiden Hälften eines Dorfes oder Stammes bezeichnet. Jedes Mitglied einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • moiety — Residue Res i*due (r?z ? d?), n. [F. r[ e]sidu, L. residuum, fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to remain behind. See {Reside}, and cf. {Residuum}.] 1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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