noun, plural sev·er·al·ties.
- (of an estate, especially land) the condition of being held or owned by separate and individual right.
- an estate held or owned by individual right.
- severance pay,
- severance tax,
- severe acute respiratory syndrome
Origin of severalty
Examples from the Web for severalty
An allotment of land in severalty has been directed to be made, much to the gratification and encouragement of the tribes.The Indian Question (1874)|Francis A. Walker
Next may come that part of the territory which is not occupied in severalty but used in common.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
Lands should be allotted to the Indians in severalty, inalienable for a certain period.Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes|James D. Richardson
A portion of their lands seems to have been held in severalty by individuals from a very early period.Ancient Society|Lewis Henry Morgan
It seems to me, however, that allotments of land in severalty ought to be made with great care and circumspection.Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland