determiner & pronoun
More than two but not many: [as determiner]: the author of several books [as pronoun]: the programme is one of several in the UK several of his friends attended
More example sentences
- After all, several of the crew were killed in the torpedo attack and the ship is a war grave.
- Last week several of the accused companies also said that their product is not at fault.
- I found that several of the huts had straw in them and that evidently sheep had wandered in.
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1.1 Law Applied or regarded separately. Often contrasted with joint.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ 'separate, different'.