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From: "Virginia W. Beck" <>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Moiety]
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 13:02:46 -0700
It looks like Bruce has pretty well summed it all up! Virginia.
From: Valorie Zimmerman <>
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 1998 1:54 AM
Subject: [Fwd: Moiety]
>Another expert from Words-L contributes:
>-------- Original Message --------
>Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 21:55:37 -0400
>From: "Bruce Todd" <>
>It would be easier to give a meaning if a word
>is presented in context, but without that, here
>is some info from Black's Law dictionary:
>Moiety = The half of anything.Joint tenants are
> said to hold by moieties.
>Moiety acts = a name sometimes applied to penal
> and criminal statutes which provide that
> half the penalty or fine shall inure to the
> benefit of the informer.
>The Shorter Oxford gives these meanings:
>Moiety = a half, especially in legal or quasi-legal use
> = one of two or more parts into which something
> is divided
> = one's share
> = a small part
> = one's better half, usually one's wife
>Webster gives this further information:
>Moiety = a share paid by the government to an informer
> out of duties and penalties collected because
> of his help.
> "The moiety paid to an informer must be 25
> percent of the value of the amount recovered."
>I hope this helps.
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