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.
compensation paid by an organization to an employee who leaves because, through no fault of his own, the job to which he was appointed ceases to exist, as during rationalization, and no comparable job is available to him
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.
adjective, severer, severest. 1. harsh; unnecessarily extreme: severe criticism; severe laws. 2. serious or stern in manner or appearance: a severe face. 3. grave; critical: a severe illness. 4. rigidly restrained in style, taste, manner, etc.; simple, plain, or austere. 5. causing discomfort or distress by extreme character or conditions, as weather, cold, or heat; […]
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome
severe acute respiratory syndrome n. Abbr. SARS A sometimes fatal viral infection characterized by fever, malaise, and a dry cough with difficult breathing that can lead to insufficent oxygen in the arterial blood.
or severe combined immunodeficiency noun, Pathology. 1. a group of rare congenital disorders in which both cell-mediated and humoral immunity are lacking, causing susceptibility to a wide variety of illnesses and an inability to live in a normal environment. Abbreviation: SCID.