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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 upper pole moiety on the right was described as a small soft tissue density shadow above the upper pole of the right kidney.
From the docking studies it was observed that strong interactions of oxygen atoms of the sulfate moiety of the compound with both the nickels in the active site of the enzyme were established at a distance of 1.
Further, the thermal stability of polyamide was ascribed to the good thermal stability of FOSS because of high binding energy of fluorinated moiety and the linkage between the polyamide chain and POSS groups.
The team discovered that AnkX adds the phosphorylcholine moiety to a host protein involved in moving proteins from the cell's endoplasmic reticulum to their cellular destinations.
00(%) (I) or the modification efficiency is not less than 75% and the cis-1,4 bond content in the conjugated diene moiety measured by Fourier transform infrared spectros-copy satisfies the relationship (II):
The MGB moiety is stabilized in the minor groove by hydrophobic interactions.
Most important, FDA effectively granted Biostratum's first request by stating that products containing pyridoxamine, the active moiety of pyridoxamine dihy-drochloride (Pyridorin), are excluded from the definition of dietary supplements.
The compositional variables utilized for the were: (1) QAS moiety concentration, (2) hydride-to-vinyl ratio for crosslinking, and (3) hydride equivalent weight of the PMHS-PDMS starting polymer.
The bond lengths of the 3-nitrophenolate moiety were statistically the same in the two crystal structures, showing that it is not affected by the cation.
130) The taboo against sexual relationship between members of the moiety holds .
Models of sodium channel structure have been postulated based on this toxin's channel-blocking characteristics that depend on the presence of a guanidinium moiety.
An example appears on page 25 with a discussion of the differentiation of trees by gender assignation and moiety membership.