What is Moiety?

Legal Definition
The half of anything; as, if a testator bequeath one moiety of his estate to A, and the other to B, each shall take an equal part. Joint tenants are said to hold by moieties. Lit. 125; 3 M. G. & S. 274, 283
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The half of anything. Joint tenants are said to hold by moieties. Litt 125; 3 C. B. 274, 283. See Moiety acts.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
One half.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary