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moiety
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
one of two (approximately) equal parts

or:

chemistry:  a significant segment, portion or part of a molecule that may include a substructure of the functional group
  • Their mother had nothing, and their father only seven thousand pounds in his own disposal; for the remaining moiety of his first wife's fortune was also secured to her child, and he had only a life-interest in it.
    Chapter 1 (22% in)

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