American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of severing.
- n. The condition of being severed.
- n. Separation; partition.
- n. Severance pay.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of severing, or the state of being severed; separation; the act of dividing or disuniting; partition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
- n. (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.
- n. the act of severing
- n. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
““You know where the term severance pay comes from, Scot?” said Longo as he hung the clipboard on a peg inside the cabinet and locked it again.”
“Cain has insisted he only knew of one complaint, and says he knew of no legal settlements--only what he calls a severance agreement with one woman.”
“The revelation comes one day after Doug Hampton, the husband of Ensign's former mistress, told Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston that Ensign paid Cynthia Hampton, who was also an employee of Ensign's political action committee and re-election campaign, more than $25,000 in severance when she stopped working for Ensign's political operation.”
“When she left the company, she received $21 million in severance pay.”
“While the departed CEOs were presiding over this debacle, they collectively earned hundreds of millions of dollars, and when they departed, they left with millions more in severance and retirement benefits.”
“If dismissed without cause, an employee is entitled to certain severance benefits.”
“The 40-year-old congressional staffer last year collected nearly $2 million in severance payments from his former employer, a lobbying firm that specializes in winning benefits from the committee he now serves.”
“Since 2000, three departing Coke executives were given $180 million in severance pay.”
“He lied who said that severance is a bitterer thing than gall:”
“Overpeer expects to incur approximately $200,000 in severance and related payroll costs associated with the closing of its operations, which is expected to be paid during December 2005.”
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