severalty


sev·er·al·ty

noun \ˈsev-rəl-tē, ˈse-və-\

Definition of SEVERALTY

1
:  the quality or state of being several :  distinctness, separateness
2
a :  a sole, separate, and exclusive possession, dominion, or ownership :  one's own right without a joint interest in any other person <tenants in severalty>
b :  the quality or state of being individual or particular
3
a :  land owned in severalty
b :  the quality or state of being held in severalty

Origin of SEVERALTY

Middle English severalte, from Anglo-French severalté, from several
First Known Use: 15th century

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