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Meaning of SEVERALTY

Pronunciation:  'sevurultee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of being several and distinct
 

SEVERALTY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: discreteness, distinctness, separateness
 
 See Also: separation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sev"er*al*ty\, n.
A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a
holding by individual right.

      Forests which had never been owned in severalty.
                                               --Bancroft.

{Estate in severalty} (Law), an estate which the tenant holds
   in his own right, without being joined in interest with
   any other person; -- distinguished from joint tenancy,
   coparcenary, and common. --Blackstone.

 

 

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