from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of severing.
  • noun The condition of being severed.
  • noun Separation; partition.
  • noun Severance pay.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of severing, or the state of being severed; separation; the act of dividing or disuniting; partition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of severing or the state of being severed.
  • noun A separation.
  • noun A severance payment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of severing
  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)


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