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Meaning of MOIETY

Pronunciation:  'moyutee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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

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