Moiety

Moi"e*ty

(moi"*t), n.;
pl. Moieties (moi"*tz).
[F. moiti, 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.
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The more beautiful moiety of his majesty's subject.
Addison.
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2. An indefinite part; a small part. Shak.
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