Estate in severalty
Severalty Sev"er*al*ty, n. A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right. [1913 Webster]

Forests which had never been owned in severalty. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

{Estate in severalty} (Law), an estate which the tenant holds in his own right, without being joined in interest with any other person; -- distinguished from joint tenancy, coparcenary, and common. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • estate in severalty — /asteyt an sevraltiy/ An estate held by a person in his own right only, without any other person being joined or connected with him in point of interest, during his estate. This is the most common and usual way of holding an estate. 2 Bl.Comm.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate in severalty — /asteyt an sevraltiy/ An estate held by a person in his own right only, without any other person being joined or connected with him in point of interest, during his estate. This is the most common and usual way of holding an estate. 2 Bl.Comm.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate in severalty — An estate held by a person as the sole tenant thereof in his own right only, without any other person being joined or connected with him in point of interest, during his estate therein. This is the most common and usual way of holding an estate,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate in severalty — property owned by a single individual …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in severalty — The character of a holding of land by one person in his own right only, without any other person being joined or connected with him in point of interest during the continuance of his estate in the land. State ex rel. Anderton v Somers, 242 Wis… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenant in severalty — A sole tenant; a person who holds lands or tenements in his own right only, without any other person being joined or connected with him in point of interest, during his estate therein. 2 Bl Comm 953 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • severalty — sev·er·al·ty / se vrəl tē, se və rəl / n [Anglo French severalté separation, individual ownership, from several separate, several] 1: sole, separate, and exclusive ownership: one s own right without a joint interest in another person agrees to… …   Law dictionary

  • Severalty — Sev er*al*ty, n. A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right. [1913 Webster] Forests which had never been owned in severalty. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] {Estate in severalty} (Law), an estate which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • severalty — See estate in severalty; in severalty; tenant in severalty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • severalty — n. 1 separateness. 2 the individual or unshared tenure of an estate etc. (esp. in severalty). Etymology: ME f. AF severalte (as SEVERAL) …   Useful english dictionary

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