An amount paid to an employee upon dismissal or discharge from employment.
- The decree stipulates that the severance pay for a worker depends on their working period.
- I would take it easy for a few months and go scuba diving and windsurfing courtesy of my severance pay.
- The severance pay would be worked out according to the number of years a worker had been with the company.
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