Definition of Severalty

1. Noun. The state of being several and distinct.

Exact synonyms: Discreteness, Distinctness, Separateness
Generic synonyms: Separation
Derivative terms: Discrete, Distinct, Separate, Separate



2. Noun. Exclusive individual ownership.
Generic synonyms: Ownership

Definition of Severalty

1. n. A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right.

Definition of Severalty

1. Noun. (legal) the sole holding of property by someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Severalty

1. [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Severalty

several(a)
several(p)
several states
severalfold
severalise
severalities
severality
severalize
severalized
severalizes
severalizing
severall
severally
severals
severalties
severalty (current term)
severance
severance agreement
severance pay
severance payment
severance tax
severances
severaunce
severe
severe acute respiratory syndrome
severe combined immunodeficiency disease
severe combined immunodeficient mice
severe postanoxic encephalopathy
severed

Literary usage of Severalty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Estates in severalty.—He that holds lands or tenements in severalty, or is sole tenant thereof, is he that holds them in his own right only, ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Estates in severalty.—He that holds lands or tenements in severalty, or is sole tenant thereof, is he that holds them in his own right only, ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"In this case, the revenue is primarily made up from the rents of the common lands, and the remainder by a cess proportioned to the holdings in severalty, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Joh Taylor Coloridge (1825)
"OF ESTATES IN severalty, JOINT- TENANCY, ... be in actual possession or expectancy, may be held in four different ways ; in severalty, in joint-tenancy, ..."

5. Select Statutes and Other Documents Illustrative of the History of the by William MacDonald (1903)
"An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations, and to extend the protection of the laws of the United ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Law: Being a Summary of the Well-settled Elementary by William Pinckney Fishback (1896)
"Estates in severalty.—Estates are now to be considered with respect to the owners thereof, whether in severalty, as tenants in common, or as joint tenants. ..."

7. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1915)
"He that holds lands or tenements in severalty, or is sole tenant thereof, ... we usually apply them to such estates as are held in severalty. ..."

8. The Latest Studies on Indian Reservations by Jonathan Baxter Harrison, Indian Rights Association (1887)
"THE GENERAL LAND IN severalty LAW. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, February 2, 1887. Ordered, That 500 copies be printed for the use of the Senate. ..."

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