Thursday, May 08, 2008
Definitions for moiety
- a half.
- an indefinite portion, part, or share.
- Anthropology. one of two units into which a tribe or community is divided on the basis of unilineal descent.
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Citations for moiety
Tom divided the cake and Becky ate with good appetite, while Tom nibbled at his moiety.
Poor Federigo, although his necessity was extreme and his grief great, remembering his former inordinate expenses, a moiety whereof would now have stood him in some stead, yet he had a heart as free and forward as ever, not a jot dejected in his mind, though utterly overthrown by fortune.