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severance

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Severance \Sev"er*ance\, noun

1. The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation. --Milman.

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

severance

noun

1: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations" [syn: {rupture}, {breach}, {break}, {severance}, {rift}, {falling out}]

2: the act of severing [syn: {severance}, {severing}]


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