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severable

[ sev-er-uh-buhl, sev-ruh- ]
/ ˈsɛv ər ə bəl, ˈsɛv rə- /
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adjective
capable of being severed.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM severable

sev·er·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·sev·er·a·ble, adjectiveun·sev·er·a·ble, adjective
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How to use severable in a sentence

  • I would admit that, but is not blood a different and perfectly severable thing from bone?

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

British Dictionary definitions for severable

severable
/ (ˈsɛvərəbəl) /

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