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Meaning of MOIETY

Pronunciation:  'moyutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
  2. [n]  one of two (approximately) equal parts
 

MOIETY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mediety
 
 See Also: folk, half, one-half, social group, tribe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Moi"e*ty\, n.; pl. {Moieties}. [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 profits; the moiety of a jury, or of a
   nation. --Shak.

         The more beautiful moiety of his majesty's subject.
                                               --Addison.

2. An indefinite part; a small part. --Shak.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: one of the two subdivisions of a society with a dual organizational structure.
 
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