[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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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