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severance

[sev-er-uhns, sev-ruhns]
noun
1.
the act of severing or the state of being severed.
2.
a breaking off, as of a friendship.
3.
Law. a division into parts, as of liabilities or provisions; removal of a part from the whole.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English severaunce < Anglo-French; see sever, -ance

nonseverance, noun
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severance (ˈsɛvərəns)
 
n
1.  the act of severing or state of being severed
2.  a separation
3.  law the division into separate parts of a joint estate, contract, etc

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severance
1422, from Anglo-Fr., from O.Fr. sevrance, from sevrer (see sever). Meaning "discharge from employment contract" is attested from 1941.
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