What does "Severance" mean?


(n.) 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 (n.) The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation

Synonyms break, breach, rift, rupture, falling out, severing