The word “moiety” generally means half of something. The word is often used in real estate documents to indicate a half-interest in a piece of property.



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  1. In Native American culture, a moiety is a sub-clan. My family was “adopted” into the Tlingit culture of Southeast Alaska, a matriarchal society. My dad is a member of the Raven clan. My mom is a member of the Killer Whale moiety, a part of the Eagle clan, and we siblings, along with my sister’s and my children are also members.

    I had never heard the word “moiety” used as a legal term before now.

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