Severance

[s_ˈɛ_v_ə_ɹ_ə_n_s], [sˈɛvəɹəns], [sˈɛvəɹəns]

Definitions of severance:

  1.   the act of severing
  2.   The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
  3.   a personal or social separation ( as between opposing factions); " they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  4.   The act of separating or dividing; the state of being separated or divided.
  5.   Act of severing: separation.
  6.   Separation; the act of serarating.
  7.   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.
  8.   The act of severing; a joint and several bond or obligation, one signed by two or more persons, who become unitedly and individually bound.

Antonyms for severance:

chime, connecting, compatibility, affiliation, juncture, junction, alliance, tie up, comity, relation, unification, relationship, merger, employ, union, engagement, tenderness, affection, partnership, hookup, oneness, consolidation, peace, liaison, harmony, coupling, collaboration, connection, estimation, merging, employment, association, linkup, cooperation, Linking, confederation, regard, combination, combining, concord, adhesion, adherence, attachment.


Quotes for severance:

  1. My father had kicked me out of his house at the height of an argument over an opinion difference. He had become so enraged. He told me never to come back, and that was all the severance it took. – Lynette Fromme

Usage examples for severance:

  1. In 1650 he went to England and obtained an order, dated April 3, 1651, for the severance of the island from the main- land settlements. ” – England in America, 1580-1652 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  2. 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 by Joseph Tatlow
  3. The year 1776 marks Brackenridge's severance from teaching work. ” – The Battle of Bunkers-Hill by Hugh Henry Brackenridge
  4. The community of landed property was hitherto the only obstacle to a complete severance between the new nobles and the other Cossacks. ” – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  5. She felt that the severance between them was utter. ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  6. His severance from his recent associations and from the animosities they engendered was favourable to his happiness and his poetry. ” – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  7. This time it was not simply a young one flying from the family nest to build his own on some neighboring tree of the common forest; it was flight across the seas forever, severance without hope of return. ” – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  8. But surely, Mr. Severance you know very well that the danger of a mountain does not necessarily bear any proportion to its altitude above the sea. ” – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  9. This sudden growth of egotism and introspection tended to alarm and disquiet Hugh's friends; they put it down to his severance from practical activities, and began to fear a morbid and self- regarding attitude. ” – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. 8, which seems to shew that, at any rate in the early days of the dispersion in Egypt, the severance from idolatry was not so sharp as in Babylonia. ” – The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study by William Heaford Daubney
  11. He had no real thought of the former alternative- life ran strong in him and he was sanguine; and the latter meant the overthrow of all his plans, and a severance final and complete, from Ovington's. ” – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  12. Addison, in the twenty- eighth Spectator, April 2, 1711, took note of the severance which had taken place between sign and trade, and of the absurdity that the sign no longer had any significance. ” – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  13. Further, careful study of the movement will show that, not only is it not a movement on the part of woman leading to severance and separation between the woman and the man, but that it is essentially a movement of the woman towards the man, of the sexes towards closer union. ” – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  14. She probably had been the one to make out his severance papers and knew all about Oglethorpe's firing him. ” – Human Error by Raymond F. Jones
  15. Nevertheless, it was with great sadness that he now urged negotiations for the severance of the ties between the two nations, believing that " the union was not worth the sacrifice which acts of coercion would entail." ” – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  16. After enduring the severance of love, nothing that her husband could do would be able to cause her any further pain. ” – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  17. But hours long he had brooded and knew her severance from him had taken place. ” – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  18. “ Hilo has no hotel; it has not even a carriage; but it has a very agreeable and intelligent population of Americans, and you will find good accommodations at the large house of Mr. Severance the sheriff of Hawaii. ” – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  19. What a severance there has been these many sad years past! ” – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “ " Well," said he when the mail train had left Semlin far behind and they were speeding northward through the night to Budapest,-" well, Joan, now that the severance is complete, do you still refuse me your confidence?" ” – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy

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