being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind:
several ways of doing it.
They went their several ways.
Law. binding two or more persons who may be sued separately on a common obligation.
several persons or things; a few; some.
more than a few; an indefinite small number: several people objected
(as pronoun; functioning as plural): several of them know
(prenominal) various; separate: the members with their several occupations
(prenominal) distinct; different: three several times
(law) capable of being dealt with separately; not shared Compare joint (sense 15)
noun, plural severalties. 1. the state of being separate. 2. Law. (of an estate, especially land) the condition of being held or owned by separate and individual right. an estate held or owned by individual right. noun (pl) -ties 1. the state of being several or separate 2. (usually preceded by in) (property law) the […]
noun 1. the act of severing or the state of being severed. 2. a breaking off, as of a friendship. 3. Law. a division into parts, as of liabilities or provisions; removal of a part from the whole. 4. severance pay. noun 1. the act of severing or state of being severed 2. a separation […]
noun 1. money, exclusive of wages, back pay, etc., paid to an employee who has tenure and who is dismissed because of lack of work or other reasons beyond the employee’s control. severance pay noun 1. compensation paid by an organization to an employee who leaves because, through no fault of his own, the job […]
noun 1. a tax levied by a state on the extraction and use of a natural product, as coal, that is sold outside the state or during a certain period.