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severalty

[ sev-er-uhl-tee, sev-ruhl- ]
/ ˈsɛv ər əl ti, ˈsɛv rəl- /
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noun, plural sev·er·al·ties.

the state of being separate.
Law.
  1. (of an estate, especially land) the condition of being held or owned by separate and individual right.
  2. an estate held or owned by individual right.

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Origin of severalty

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Anglo-French word severalte.See several, -ty2
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severalty
/ (ˈsɛvrəltɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state of being several or separate
(usually preceded by in) property law the tenure of property, esp land, in a person's own right and not jointly with another or others
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