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severalty

[sev-er-uh l-tee, sev-ruh l-] /ˈsɛv ər əl ti, ˈsɛv rəl-/
noun, plural severalties.
1.
the state of being separate.
2.
Law.
  1. (of an estate, especially land) the condition of being held or owned by separate and individual right.
  2. an estate held or owned by individual right.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French severalte. See several, -ty2
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for severalty

severalty

/ˈsɛvrəltɪ/
noun (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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