severance

noun sev·er·ance \ ˈsev-rən(t)s , ˈse-və- \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of severance

: the act or process of severing : the state of being severed

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First Known Use of severance

15th century



SEVERANCE Defined for English Language Learners

severance

noun

Definition of severance for English Language Learners

  • : the act of ending someone's employment

  • : the act of ending a relationship, connection, etc.



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