Sev"er*al*ty (?), n.

A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right.

Forests which had never been owned in severalty. Bancroft.

Estate in severalty Law, an estate which the tenant holds in his own right, without being joined in interest with any other person; -- distinguished from joint tenancy, coparcenary, and common.



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