Definitions for severanceˈsɛv ər əns, ˈsɛv rəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sev•er•anceˈsɛv ər əns, ˈsɛv rəns(n.)

  1. the act of severing or the state of being severed.

  2. a breaking off, as of a friendship.

  3. Law. a division of liabilities, provisions, etc., into parts; removal of a part from the whole.

    Category: Law

  4. Also called sev′erance pay`. money, exclusive of wages, etc., paid to an employee who is dismissed for reasons beyond the employee's control.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

Origin of severance:

1375–1425; < AF; see sever , -ance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out(noun)

    a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

  2. severance, severing(noun)

    the act of severing

Wiktionary

  1. severance(Noun)

    The act of severing or the state of being severed.

  2. severance(Noun)

    A separation.

  3. severance(Noun)

    A severance payment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Severance(noun)

    the act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation

  2. Severance(noun)

    the act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate

Freebase

  1. Severance

    Severance is a British-German horror film co-written and directed by Christopher Smith. Co-written with James Moran, it stars Danny Dyer and Laura Harris. The film tells a story of group of co-workers who go to a remote mountain forest in Hungary, where they become victims of murderous attacks. Severance received mostly positive reviews. In 2009, media interest in the film was revived following the alleged copycat murder of a UK teenager.


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