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moiety

Definition of Moiety

(noun) One of two descent groups in a tribe or society.

Moiety Pronunciation

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Syllabification: moi·e·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mOI-uh-tee/
  • British English – /mOI-uh-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈmɔɪədi/
  • British English – /ˈmɔɪᵻti/

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Cite the Definition of Moiety

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “moiety.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 6, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/moiety/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

moiety. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/moiety/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “moiety.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 6, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/moiety/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“moiety.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 6 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/moiety/>.