- non·sev·er·ance, noun
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How to use severance in a sentence
More timber tax bills are pending now in the legislature than at any time since the severance tax was eliminated, Wiser said, crediting the news organizations’ investigation with sparking renewed interest in the issue.“We Have Counties in Deep Trouble”: Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions | by Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting | February 5, 2021 | ProPublica
With these alleged new revelations, McDonald’s argued it had cause to fire Easterbrook and that he should repay his severance.
Baselga wasn’t the only former official to receive severance from Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2019.Memorial Sloan Kettering Gave Top Doctor $1.5 Million After He Was Forced to Resign Over Conflicts of Interest | by Katie Thomas, The New York Times, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica | December 22, 2020 | ProPublica
Coe asked McGrath to confirm details about the call, including that he requested a severance equal to a year’s pay as he was departing the agency to become Hogan’s chief of staff.Ex-aide to Gov. Hogan declines to answer lawmakers’ questions about large severance payment | Steve Thompson | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The men are paid for individual appearances and performances, while the women opted for a pay structure that includes more security in the form of negotiated annual salaries, child-care benefits and severance.U.S. Soccer, women’s team settle on working conditions, setting up appeal over equal pay | Steven Goff | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
The company is slating at least $1 billion to pay for severance and other related costs alone.
In September, he will get a severance of 16 weeks' pay from the company, which he said, “should last me until the New Year.”
The severance, another reporter explained to me, will not be paid to anyone who takes another job before September.
Forcing those fired to stay on until September in order to get their severance, they said, seemed particularly cruel.
“He tried to do a severance tax on the energy industry,” said Zawistowski.Ohio Republican Party Goes to War With Itself, Leaving 2016 in Doubt | David Freedlander | September 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
With both Tom and me it was friendship at first sight, and nothing until the final severance came ever disturbed its course.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
In Plymouth it took the form of separatism, or a simple severance from the Church of England.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
Mrs. severance, the friend Louise had brought out for the week-end, he supposed; she swam remarkably for a woman.Young People's Pride | Stephen Vincent Benet
"If you float—after a while you don't know quite where you're floating," said Mrs. severance's voice detachedly.Young People's Pride | Stephen Vincent Benet
Gordon determined to begin his campaign by attacking these two places, when the severance would be complete.The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
British Dictionary definitions for severance
the act of severing or state of being severed
law the division into separate parts of a joint estate, contract, etc
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