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Friday, October 30

Moiety

[MOY-ə-dee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, 15th century

1.

Each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided.

2.

A part or portion, especially a lesser share.

Examples of Moiety in a sentence

"I gave a moiety of the treat to each of my dogs."

"Each member of the team delivered a moiety of the final presentation."

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About Moiety

Moiety meets in the middle of languages, Middle English and Old French, to be exact. However, its roots are in Latin, from the word "medius," which means "middle."

Did you Know?

If you are a mediator, you might already be an expert in dividing a moiety. Mediators are specially trained in helping people come to a mutual agreement, whether dividing an inheritance or simply dividing a cake.

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