Definition: (1) one of two equal parts, half; (2) In Anthropology: a society divided into exactly two descent groups
“Despite that he saw blatant similarity he struggle to find a distinctive moiety. All he found was vulgar superficiality.”
—“Them and Us” on The Gray Race
In a sentence: Although we tend to treat race in America as a moiety of black and white, the racial landscape of the culture is far more complex.
Synonyms: half, cohort, niche, lineage
Etymology: “moiety” comes from the french word “moitie” meaning “half”
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