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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.
severance pay.
the act of severing or state of being severed
a separation
(law) the division into separate parts of a joint estate, contract, etc


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