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[sev-er-uh-lee, sev-ruh-] /ˈsɛv ər ə li, ˈsɛv rə-/
separately; singly.
Origin of severally
1350-1400; Middle English; see several, -ly Unabridged
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  • Advertiser and agency placing order are jointly and severally liable for payment.
  • Directors must make themselves jointly and severally liable for any loans, putting their entire wealth at risk.
  • The need for stronger commitment laws and more mental hospitals for the severally mentally-ill is dire.
  • All these notions, severally and together, may help pubs to survive.
  • It is true, that they stick severally to their own species in preference to all others.
  • For these were the arts which had a kind of primogeniture with them severally.
  • The remaining four are severally flawed, three of them beyond repair.
  • When a marriage is absolutely annulled, or dissolved, the parties shall severally be at liberty to marry again.
British Dictionary definitions for severally


separately, individually, or distinctly
each in turn; respectively
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Word Origin and History for severally

"separately," late 14c., from several + -ly (2).

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