Definition of severance:
- The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate.
- The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
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- "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
Their opponents held another meeting in the adjoining market- place where by resolution they expressed indignation at the repeated attempts of " a Godless association" to stir up religious strife, and declared that the purposes of the association, if carried out, would bring about not only the severance of British connection, but socialism, republicanism, and infidelity.- "George Brown", John Lewis.
From this it might equally be inferred that the enemy intended to retreat further, or, with his whole force concentrated, to strike hard at the right wing of the German Army, at the moment when the impending crossing of the Moselle should make its severance from the left wing unavoidable.- "The Franco-German War of 1870-71", Count Helmuth, von Moltke.