- severance pay,
- severance tax,
- severe acute respiratory syndrome,
- severe combined immune deficiency
Origin of severance
Examples from the Web for severance
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|DAILY BEAST
The cutting-off or severance of material is done either on hot or cold metal.
But he got in some smug reminders of the severance of diplomatic relations with the Vatican.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
The severance was inevitable, and Blake could not be surprised.William Blake|Charles Gardner
Severance in re-organizing a Bible class, of which I am Secretary.The Nation Behind Prison Bars|George L. Herr
From that day forward a severance took place between Byron and his countrymen.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
early 15c., from Anglo-French, from Old French sevrance "separation, parting," from sevrer (see sever). Meaning "discharge from employment contract" is attested from 1941. Severance pay attested by 1942.