severalty

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sev·er·al·ty

 (sĕv′ər-əl-tē, sĕv′rəl-)
n. pl. sev·er·al·ties
1. Law
a. A separate and individual right to possession or ownership that is not shared with any other person.
b. Land, property, or an estate owned in severalty.
c. The quality or condition of being held or owned in severalty.
2. Archaic The quality or condition of being separate and distinct.

severalty

(ˈsɛvrəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state of being several or separate
2. (Law) (usually preceded by in) property law the tenure of property, esp land, in a person's own right and not jointly with another or others

sev•er•al•ty

(ˈsɛv ər əl ti, ˈsɛv rəl-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being separate.
2. Law.
a. (of an estate, esp. land) the condition of being held or owned by separate and individual right.
b. an estate held or owned by individual right.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French severalte]

severalty

the ownership or holding of property by separate and individual right. See also separation.
See also: Property and Ownership
the state or condition of being separate. See also property and ownership.
See also: Separation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.severalty - the state of being several and distinct
separation - the state of lacking unity
2.severalty - exclusive individual ownership
ownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others