Origin of severance
Related Words for severanceselection, disunion, dissolution, disjuncture, apportionment, divorce, breaking, reduction, split, detachment, separation, disjunction, rupture, parting, subdivision, divorcement, demarcation, partition, autopsy, analysis
Examples from the Web for severance
Contemporary Examples of severance
The company is slating at least $1 billion to pay for severance and other related costs alone.Bill Gates’ Internet Doomsday Prophesy Comes True
July 17, 2014
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
September 4, 2013
Historical Examples of severance
Mr. Severance was a man of many rare and sterling attractions.Cleveland Past and Present
The year 1776 marks Brackenridge's severance from teaching work.The Battle of Bunkers-Hill
Hugh Henry Brackenridge
She no doubt felt the severance that was taking place and became very sad.His Masterpiece
But the severance of her connection with Quinault Dufresne wounded her to her heart.A Fair Penitent
Alford, Dean, on the severance of the Church from the State, 7.
- the act of severing or state of being severed
- a separation
- law the division into separate parts of a joint estate, contract, etc
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.