Severance Sev"er*ance, n. 1. The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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