Usage examples for moiety

  1. The tickets bearing the horses' names are sold by the auctioneer; the last bidder has to pay twice the sum he bids- one moiety to the man who drew the horse, the other is added to the fund composed of the twenty half- crowns. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  2. " I have received but a moiety," said he. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  3. The naval pension fund, which consists of a moiety of the avails of prizes captured during the war, amounts to $ 14, 000, 000. Exception is taken to the act of 23d July last, which reduces the interest on the fund loaned to the Government by the Secretary, as trustee, to 3 per cent instead of 6 per cent, which was originally stipulated when the investment was made. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. 31. The senate decreed, the first day they deliberated in the Capitol, that double taxes should be imposed for that year, one moiety of which should be immediately levied, as a fund from which pay might be given forthwith to all the soldiers, except those who had been at Cannae. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  5. Each of the parental half- cells contained, marvellously, the potential moiety of a living personality. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  6. Perhaps his drubbing at the hands of Cobbens had taught him more respect for the class he had been wont to denounce to his followers, and had deprived him of a moiety of his self- assurance. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  7. The Watch was under this Experiment the latter End of October, 1765, when upon receiving the Certificate for the Remainder of the first Moiety of my Reward, I was ordered to deliver it to the Board. – Remarks on a Pamphlet Lately published by the Rev. Mr. Maskelyne, Under the Authority of the Board of Longitude by John Harrison
  8. I think I can undertake, he suggested, that the Town Council will contribute a moiety of that sum. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. Resolved unanimously: That each subscriber shall pay the amount of his subscription by three instalments: the first being one moiety in one month from this day; the second being a moiety of the residue in two months; and the remainders in three months: That Mr. William Allan and Mr. Duncan Cameron shall be Treasurers, and shall receive the amount of the said subscriptions; and that they be jointly and severally answerable for all moneys paid into their hands upon the receipt of either of them: That His Honour the Chief Justice, the Honourable P. Russell, the Honourable Captain McGill, the Reverend Mr. Stuart, Dr. Macaulay, Mr. Chewett, and the two Treasurers, be a Committee of the subscribers, with full power and authority to apply the moneys arising from subscriptions, to the purpose contemplated: Provided, nevertheless, that if any material difference of opinion should arise among them, resort shall be had to a meeting of the subscribers to decide. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  10. Regarding Chopin's ancestry there is still a moiety of doubt. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker