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.
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Words nearby severalty
Example sentences from the Web for severalty
The group is made up of individuals, and the group's life is the life of individuals carried on in at least ostensible severalty.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
The land is not held in severalty, as in America, but by communities.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
How it came about that these men, besides holding land in severalty, held a tract in common, we are left to guess.
To Gaul and to Britain they seem to have brought with them the idea that the cultivable land should be allotted in severalty.
Lastly, as a general rule men do not possess pasture land in severalty; they turn out their beasts on the common of the vill.