moiety definition

  • noun:
    • A half.
    • part, section, or share.
    • Anthropology Either of two kinship groups according to unilateral descent that together compensate a tribe or community.
    • Half.
    • A share or section.
    • a certain section of a molecule.
    • Each descent team in a culture which will be split precisely into two lineage groups.
    • 1 of 2 equal components; a half
    • An indefinite part; a small component.
    • A half component or share; one of two equal parts: because, a moiety of an estate, of products, or of profits.
    • A portion; a share.
    • 1 of 2 fundamental subdivisions of a tribe
    • 1 of 2 (around) equal components

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