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[sev-er-uh-lee, sev-ruh-]
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  1. separately; singly.
  2. respectively.
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Origin of severally

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at several, -ly
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Related Words for severally

individually, separately, freely, alone, independently, personally, solely, aside, respectively, severally, singly, apart, solo, autonomously, unaided, unsupervised, exclusively, distinctively, clearly

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Historical Examples of severally

  • But of what sort of lives they are severally the imitations I am unable to say.

    The Republic


  • Then, if the individuals of the pair are together two, they must be severally one?

  • Speeches were made and we drank his health, severally and all together.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Nellie van De Grift Sanchez

  • At parting they had solemnly and severally kissed one another.

    Turn About Eleanor

    Ethel M. Kelley

  • He satisfied them severally and shouldered them away, begging for peace that night.

British Dictionary definitions for severally


  1. separately, individually, or distinctly
  2. each in turn; respectively
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Word Origin and History for severally


"separately," late 14c., from several + -ly (2).

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