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 (sĕv′ər-ə-bəl, sĕv′rə-)
1. Capable of being severed or separated.
2. Law Capable of being separated into legally distinct rights or obligations that can be enforced independently, as in a contract where not all promises must be performed before legal action can be taken to enforce some portion.

sev′er·a·bil′i·ty n.


1. able to be severed
2. (Law) law capable of being separated, as a clause in an agreement: a severable contract.


(ˈsɛv ər ə bəl, ˈsɛv rə-)

1. capable of being severed.
2. Law. separable or capable of being treated as separate from a whole legal right or obligation.
sev`er•a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.severable - capable of being divided or dissociated; "often drugs and crime are not dissociable"; "the siamese twins were not considered separable"; "a song...never conceived of as severable from the melody";
divisible - capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"
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4 The Tenderer Should Note That As Contract Shall Be Entered Into On Severable Contract Basis Only And Therefore The Po Will Also Be Issued On Severable Contract Basis With Delivery Of Specific Units Of Material Shall Be Completed Within Each Month Or Within Specified Period Duly Taking Into Account Our Delivery Requirement As Mentioned In Para 1 Of Electronic Tender Or As Above.
Obligation to cooperate is severable for the individuals.
provision was severable from the statutory remainder.
Title 10, United States Code, section 2410a (2410a) provides commanders with a great deal of flexibility with regard to funding severable service contracts that cross fiscal years.
any direct or indirect obligation on the licensee to assign, in whole or in part, to the licensor or to a third party designated by the licensor, rights to its own severable improvements to or its own new applications of the licensed technology.
Contracts can be classified as severable (variable) or nonseverable (fixed).
courts have previously asserted, including severable rights to prevent
A contract or contractual provision, if severable, that provides for the choice of a foreign law .
First, as a matter of substantive federal arbitration law, an arbitration provision is severable from the remainder of the contract.
Portability would be retained, but valuation discounts and severable taxpayer-friendly planning strategies such as grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and dynasty trusts would face new restrictions that could significantly curtail their value.
27, the parties, including the American Lung Association and Public Health Law Center, contend that the individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase insurance is severable, meaning that if it is found unconstitutional, the rest of the law can remain.
By statute, (12,13) however, Congress now also allows the use of funds, "for procurement of severable services for a period that begins in one fiscal year and ends in the next fiscal year if (without regard to any option to extend the period of the contract) the contract period does not exceed one year.