Definition of dissever in English:

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dissever

Pronunciation: /dɪ(s)ˈsɛvə/

verb

[with object] rare
Divide or sever (something): a European tradition which had not been willing to dissever reason from the law of nature
More example sentences
  • Uncannily, Wakefield ‘had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world - to vanish - to give up his place and privileges with living men, without being admitted among the dead’.
  • There were a lot of the fun things to be dissevered.
  • It made sense to her, considering that most of her friends, besides Evie, were men and she didn't want to be dissevered from her closest acquaintances.

Derivatives

disseverance

Pronunciation: /dɪ(s)ˈsɛv(ə)rəns/
noun
Example sentences
  • The relation of disseverance and unification is itself distorted.
  • The disseverance of the operative from the speculative element of Freemasonry occurred at the beginning of the eighteenth century.

disseverment

noun
Example sentences
  • This has been accomplished by design through our government schools and the incremental disseverment of the People's sovereignty.
  • This is an instance of a very early stage of the apparent disseverment of an atoll.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'separate'): from Old French dessevrer, from late Latin disseparare, from dis- (expressing intensive force) + Latin separare 'to separate'.

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