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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.


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


(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]


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
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believed now to be sufficiently civilized to have in severalty the
In 1887, Congress passed the General Allotment Act, (154) otherwise known as the Dawes Severalty Act.
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.
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.
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)).
Thus, the severalty of cities and capitals and division of the powers led to ruining the untidiness of the empire.
In case of multiple heirs, the legacy opening date marks the day when the severalty state starts, and by which the declarative effect of dividing the inheritance retroactivates.