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 (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.
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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
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(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]
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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
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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
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The intrusion of the Dawes Act in 1887 "gave the president the authority to dissolve Indian nations by allotting their lands in severalty" (141).
In 1887, Congress passed the General Allotment Act, (154) otherwise known as the Dawes Severalty Act.
'a relationship between one or more men [...] in severalty to one or more women that provides those men with a demand-right of sexual access within a domestic group and identifies women who bear the obligation of yielding to the demands of those specific men' (p-241).
(4) An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations, c 119,24 Stat 388 (1887) [Dawes Act],
This perspective is reflected in various governmental policies directed at American Indians such as the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Major Crimes Act of 1885, the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, and the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.42 Given the internal colonial relationship that has existed between the US government and American Indians, resistance to the census is not an uncommon response.
The time of survival of head injury victims varies as per the severalty of trauma and also health care services provided to the patients.
Blackstone titled the section on co-ownership "of Estates in Severalty, Joint-Tenancy, Coparcenary, and Common." Id.
General Allotment Act (or Dawes Act, or Dawes Severalty Act of 1887), February 8, 1887 (24 Stat 388, Ch.
(149) An act to provide for the allotment of lands in severalty to Indians on the various reservations, and to extend the protection of the laws of the United States and the Territories over the Indians, and for other purposes, c 119, [section][section] 1-3, 24 Stat 388 at 388-89 (1887) (codified as amended at 25 USC [section][section] 331-33 (1994)).
Mines and Minerals [section] 193 (2011) (stating that the "severance of the surface and mineral rights may be accomplished either by a conveyance of the land with an express reservation or exception of the mines and minerals, or by a conveyance of the minerals or mining rights, retaining the ownership of the surface, or by an instrument conveying the surface rights to one person and the minerals and mineral rights to another person, in severalty") (citation omitted).
Thus, the severalty of cities and capitals and division of the powers led to ruining the untidiness of the empire.(Abide:1972) So, the empire when it became larger than the ability of its rulers and armies broke down.