severalty

noun sev·er·al·ty \ 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 and Etymology of severalty

Middle English severalte, from Anglo-French severalté, from several


Law Dictionary

severalty

noun sev·er·al·ty \ ˈse-vrəl-tē, ˈse-və-rəl- \

legal Definition of severalty

1 : sole, separate, and exclusive ownership : one's own right without a joint interest in another person
  • agrees to assign the lease, or some portion of it (in common or in severalty) to another operator
  • Pacific Enterprises Oil Co. v. Pacific Petroleum Corp., 614 So. 2d 409 (1993)
  • held the estate in severalty
2 : the quality or state of being individual, particular, or several

Origin and Etymology of severalty

Anglo-French severalté separation, individual ownership, from several separate, several


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