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Moiety

One-half.

Joint tenants own their estate by the moiety.

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Joint Tenancy.

moiety

(moy-et-tee) n. Half. Generally a reference to interest in real property, moiety is seldom used today.

moiety

noun allotment, division, equal part, equal share, fifty percent, fraction, fragment, half, indefinite portion, indefinite share, measure, parcel, part, percentage, piece, portion, ration, section, segment, share
See also: segment

moiety

(pronounced ‘moy-ettee’) a half

MOIETY. The half of anything; as, if a testator bequeath one moiety of his estate to A, and the other to B, each shall take an equal part. Joint tenants are said to hold by moieties. Lit. 125; 3 M. G. & S. 274, 283

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The general procedure for the synthesis of poly(aryl ether ketone)s containing both biphenylene moieties and sulfone linkages in the main chain can be illustrated by the preparation of the polymer IV.
As such, Xurex products uniquely penetrate into substrates and cross-link with neighboring molecules and surface moieties, thereby changing the surface & sub-surface morphology of the substrate being treated.
Since the incorporation of QAS moieties in a hydrophobic polysiloxane matrix may cause large-scale phase separation leading to poor cure and film properties, an initial screening experiment was conducted to identify the appropriate formulation variables required to obtain adequate crosslinking and good film uniformity and integrity.
It was determined that this is because the hydrogen is shared between two phenolate moieties.
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The performance of waterborne polymers in film applications can be better understood through inter-particle diffusion and the decomposition of the ammonium acrylate moieties (acid-salts) to acrylic acid moieties and ammonia.
hCG, in common with other glycoprotein hormones, is characterized by sugar moieties on both subunits that determine receptor affinity and metabolic clearance.
Along with other Aboriginal cultures, Yolngu cosmology divides the world and its contents into two moieties, which Berndt and Berndt (1992, 44) explain in the following way:
He stated, "A more yielding answer to harm reduction primarily lies in mediating the totality of irritation-inducing chemical moieties involved in tobacco use.
Ultrasound may be used initially to reveal a thin-walled cystic structure near the base of the bladder, dilatation of one or both moieties and associated duplex system.
The degree of phase separation depends on many factors such as chemical structure, molecular weight, composition, and the arrangement of different kinds of moieties in the polymer chain.
Effective stabilization of the emulsion system is by particulate moieties comprising a hydrophobic particulate moiety and a hydrophilic particulate moiety.