Meaning of severance

sev•er•ance

Pronunciation: (sev'ur-uns, sev'runs), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of severing or the state of being severed.
  2. a breaking off, as of a friendship.
  3. a division into parts, as of liabilities or provisions; removal of a part from the whole.
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