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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moiety mean? 

MOIETY (noun)
  The noun MOIETY has 2 senses:

1. one of two (approximately) equal parts
2. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe

  Familiarity information: MOIETY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MOIETY (noun)

Sense 1moiety [BACK TO TOP]


One of two (approximately) equal parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure


mediety; moiety

Hypernyms ("moiety" is a kind of...):

half; one-half (one of two equal parts of a divisible whole)

Sense 2moiety [BACK TO TOP]


One of two basic subdivisions of a tribe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("moiety" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Holonyms ("moiety" is a member of...):

folk; tribe (a social division of (usually preliterate) people)

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