Each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided.
Late Middle English: from Old French moite, from Latin medietas ‘middle’, from medius ‘mid, middle’.
“the tax was to be delivered in two moieties”
“Memories aren’t known to be particularly veridical.”
Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)
A ruffian, a villain, a rascal.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from ramp + -allion, perhaps showing alteration of rascallion by association with ramp. Perhaps compare later ramscallion, rapscallion, tatterdemalion.