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[sev-er-uh-buh l, sev-ruh-]
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  1. capable of being severed.
  2. Law. separable or capable of being treated as separate from a whole legal right or obligation: a severable contract obligation.
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Origin of severable

First recorded in 1540–50; sever + -able
Related formssev·er·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sev·er·a·ble, adjectiveun·sev·er·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for severable

breakable, distinct, divided, separated, distinguishable, detachable, dissoluble, dissolvable, dividable, partible, severable, divisible, removable, dissociable

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Historical Examples of severable

  • It was born of musical chanting, and it grew as song, never unsung or conceived of as severable from its melody.

    The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)

    Henry Osborn Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for severable


  1. able to be severed
  2. law capable of being separated, as a clause in an agreementa severable contract
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