sev·​er·​al·​ly ˈsev-rə-lē How to pronounce severally (audio)
: one at a time : each by itself : separately
: apart from others : independently

Examples of severally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nevertheless, authorities in this area have expressed concern that taxpayers and trusts may be severally penalized for failure to take distributions under rules that are very difficult to understand. Alan Gassman, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 First, disgorgement was tailored to each individual and not awarded jointly and severally. The Insider, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of severally was in the 14th century

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“Severally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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