sev·​er·​al·​ly | \ ˈsev-rə-lē How to pronounce severally (audio) , ˈse-və- \

Definition of severally

1 : one at a time : each by itself : separately
2 : apart from others : independently

Examples of severally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As did the lawsuit before it, the new filing seeks a judgment in excess of $75,000, jointly and severally, against the entities and officials. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2021 Patricia Schwartz, who works as a case manager, said mental-health services are severally underfunded. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of severally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Severally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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