[sev-er-uhl-tee, sev-ruhl-]
noun, plural severalties.
the state of being separate.
(of an estate, especially land) the condition of being held or owned by separate and individual right.
an estate held or owned by individual right.

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French severalte. See several, -ty2 Unabridged
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severalty (ˈsɛvrəltɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  the state of being several or separate
2.  (usually preceded by in) property law the tenure of property, esp land, in a person's own right and not jointly with another or others

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Fencing of lands owned by different persons in severalty but occupied in common.
Uniting the interests in one owner terminated the tenancy in common, creating a fee simple interest in severalty.
Ecologically, zebra mussels drastically alter the ecology of infested water bodies and may severalty impact sport fisheries.
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