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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. one of two (approximately) equal parts;
[syn: moiety, mediety]

2. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moiety \Moi"e*ty\ (moi"[-e]*t[y^]), n.; pl. Moieties (moi"[-e]*t[i^]z). [F. moiti['e], L. medietas, fr. medius middle, half. See Mid, a., and cf. Mediate, Mediety.] 1. One of two equal parts; a half; as, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of profits; the moiety of a jury, or of a nation. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The more beautiful moiety of his majesty's subject. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. An indefinite part; a small part. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Residue \Res"i*due\ (r?z"?-d?), n. [F. r['e]sidu, L. residuum, fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to remain behind. See Reside, and cf. Residuum.] 1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or designated; remnant; remainder. [1913 Webster] The residue of them will I deliver to the sword. --Jer. xv. 9. [1913 Webster] If church power had then prevailed over its victims, not a residue of English liberty would have been saved. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) That part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and legacies. [1913 Webster] 3. (Chem.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group regarded as a portion of a molecule; a moiety or group; -- used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in a more general sense. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: The term radical is sometimes restricted to groups containing carbon, the term residue and moiety being applied to the others. [1913 Webster] 4. (Theory of Numbers) Any positive or negative number that differs from a given number by a multiple of a given modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues. [1913 Webster] Syn: Rest; remainder; remnant; balance; residuum; remains; leavings; relics. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

moiety n 1: one of two (approximately) equal parts [syn: moiety, mediety] 2: one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "moiety": allotment, allowance, ashram, big end, bigger half, bisection, bit, bite, body, budget, butt, caste, chip, chunk, clan, class, clip, clipping, collop, colony, commission, commonwealth, commune, community, contingent, crumb, cut, cutting, deal, destiny, dividend, division, dole, dollop, economic class, end, endogamous group, equal share, equidistance, extended family, family, fate, fifty percent, fifty-fifty, fragment, gens, gob, gobbet, half, half-and-half, halfway house, halver, helping, hemisphere, hunk, interest, kinship group, lot, lump, measure, mediety, meed, member, mess, mid-distance, midcourse, middle distance, midway, modicum, morsel, nuclear family, order, parcel, paring, part, particle, percentage, phratria, phratry, phyle, piece, portion, proportion, quantum, quota, rake-off, rasher, ration, scoop, scrap, section, segment, semicircle, semisphere, settlement, shard, share, shaving, shiver, shred, slice, sliver, small share, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, social class, society, splinter, stake, stitch, stock, stump, subcaste, tatter, totem
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

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