Definition of Moiety A half. | A share or portion, especially a smaller share. | (anthropology) Each descent group in a culture which is divided exactly into two descent groups.
Short Example Sentences for Moiety
- 1. A moiety of this money was to be appropriated to the Madawaska bridge. 🔊
How to use Moiety in Sentences?
- 1. In his extremity, he was rescued by La Cosa who had kept in hand a moiety of the shore party. 🔊
- 2. King Edward I. demanded a moiety of the clerical incomes for his war with Scotland. 🔊
- 3. Then there were other little flashes and darts of light and flame which insisted on adding their moiety to the garish whole. 🔊
- 4. Albert, if he liked, could have the partnership dissolved at any time, and could insist on having his moiety paid out to him. 🔊
- 5. It was not so dark here; a gas light burned somewhere in the hall upstairs, and a moiety of its glow found its way below. 🔊
- 6. Scranton, small as she was then, gave us two companies, which was scarcely a moiety of the number she sent into the service. 🔊
- 7. The first, indeed, we have now little occasion for; few men having more than one shirt, many only the moiety of one, and some none at all. 🔊
- 8. The right is restricted to men of six classes out of the eight, including all four of the other moiety and the two of her own half of her own moiety. 🔊
- 9. Any man of the first moiety may marry any woman of the second, though certain marriages are normal and one of the remainder more usual than the others. 🔊
- 10. In the first place the surviving spouse unwillingly relinquishes the moiety of the property to the relatives of the deceased, and the immediate relatives often disagree with the remainder of the clan. 🔊