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Moiety, 1) one of two equal parts, a half: All's III, 2, 69. Wint. III, 2, 40. IV, 4, 842. H5 V, 2, 229. R3 I, 2, 250. II, 2, 60. H8 I, 2, 12. Ant. V, 1, 19. Cymb. I, 4, 118.
2) a portion, part in general: the love I dedicate to your lordship is without end; whereof this pamphlet, without beginning, is but a superfluous m. Lucr. Dedic. Cymb. I, 4, 118 “by their verdict is determined the clear eye's m. and the dear heart's part,” Sonn. 46, 12. “forgive a m. of the principal,” Merch. IV, 1, 26. “a m. of my rest might come to me again,” Wint. II, 3, 8. “my m. equals not one of yours,” H4A III, 1, 96. “pay betimes a m. of that mass of moan to come,” Troil. II, 2, 107. “a m. competent was gaged by our king,” Hml. I, 1, 90. “qualities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's m.” Lr. I, 1, 7.
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