[ sev-er-uh-buh l, sev-ruh- ]
/ ˈsɛv ər ə bəl, ˈsɛv rə- /


capable of being severed.
Law. separable or capable of being treated as separate from a whole legal right or obligation: a severable contract obligation.

Origin of severable

First recorded in 1540–50; sever + -able

Related forms

sev·er·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sev·er·a·ble, adjectiveun·sev·er·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for severable


/ (ˈsɛvərəbəl) /


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