What does severance mean?

Definitions for severanceˈsɛv ər əns, ˈsɛv rəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word severance.

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


  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of severance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of severance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mayor James Knowles:

    There will be no severance or extension of benefits for Darren Wilson following his resignation.

  2. Raul Grijalva:

    The severance did not involve the Office of Compliance and at no time was any allegation of sexual harassment made, and no sexual harassment occurred.

  3. John Conyers:

    In this case, I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me and continue to do so, that should not be lost in the narrative. The resolution was not for millions of dollars, but rather for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment.

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