sev·er /'se-vər/ vt sev·ered, sev·er·ing
1: to end (a joint tenancy) by ending one or all of the unities of time, title, possession, or interest (as by conveying one tenant's interest to another party)
2: to separate (as a contract) into different parts (as independent obligations) in order to treat each separately
3 a: to try (criminal offenses or defendants) separately in order to avoid prejudice
b: to split (a criminal trial) into multiple trials in order to avoid prejudice
c: to try (civil claims or issues pleaded in the same case) separately
sev·er·ance /'se-vrəns, -və-rens/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb break apart, break off, cleave, cut, cut adrift, detach, dirimere, disband, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dismember, dispair, dispart, dissever, dissociate, dissolve, disunite, divide, dividere, divorce, fissure, isolate, keep apart, lacerate, lop off, part, partition, rend, rend asunder, rive, rupture, segment, segregate, separare, separate, set apart, slit, splinter, split, subdivide, sunder, tear, unbind, uncouple, unfasten, untie, wrench associated concepts: sever a claim, sever a party, sever an action, severable cause of action, severable contract II index break (separate), detach, dichotomize, disband, discontinue (abandon), discontinue (break continuity), disengage, disjoint, dissociate, dissolve (separate), divide (separate), divorce, estrange, excise (cut away), interrupt, isolate, luxate, part (separate), partition, rend, separate, split, subdivide

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To cut; to divide or separate; to end a relationship; to separate causes of action or defendants that have been joined together to try them instead in individual lawsuits.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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