the act of severing or the state of being severed.
a breaking off, as of a friendship.
Law. a division into parts, as of liabilities or provisions; removal of a part from the whole.
the act of severing or state of being severed
(law) the division into separate parts of a joint estate, contract, etc
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.
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.