- 1The action of ending a connection or relationship: the severance and disestablishment of the Irish Church [count noun]: a complete severance of links with the RepublicMore example sentences
- There was nothing to show that the severance of that relationship would have on-going traumatic effects for the child.
- The political map of Roscommon is once again about to be redrawn with the severance of Longford and the addition of South Leitrim.
- Finally, severance of the objectionable part seems inappropriate.
- 1.2Dismissal or discharge from employment: [as modifier]: employees were offered severance termsMore example sentences
- Voluntary severance terms provide for four weeks pay per year of service up to a maximum of two years of service.
- It is understood that the staff have been offered attractive severance terms.
- Employees in positions that were now redundant would be offered voluntary severance and there would be no forced redundancies.
- 1.3 short for severance pay.More example sentences
- For many, the most valuable items will be the cash severance and outplacement services.
- ‘Our severance and unemployment were contingent on training the replacements,’ she says.
- He suggests asking for additional salary, increased severance, or payment during the period of the restrictive covenant.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, based on Latin separare (see sever).
More definitions of severanceDefinition of severance in:
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