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Meaning of SEVERANCE

Pronunciation:  'sevuruns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of severing
  2. [n]  a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
 

SEVERANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: breach, break, falling out, rift, rupture, severing
 
 See Also: breakup, cut, cutting, detachment, separation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sev"er*ance\, n.
1. The act of severing, or the state of being severed;
   partition; separation. --Milman.

2. (Law) The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two
   or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting
   in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more
   disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a
   joint estate. --Bouvier.

 

 

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