several


several
sev·er·al adj [Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate]
1 a: of or relating separately to each individual involved; specif: enforceable separately against each party
each promisor owed a several duty see also several liability at liability 2b several obligation at obligation
b: being separately or individually responsible, liable, or obligated
a several obligor compare joint
2: separate or distinct from one another
to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several StatesU.S. Constitution art. I
sev·er·al·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

several
I (plural) adjective assorted, certain, diverse, few, more than one, some, sundry II (separate) adjective appropriate, certain, chosen, definite, different, distinctive, distinguishable, exclusive, fixed, independent, marked, peculiar, personal, private, proper, representative, singular, unique associated concepts: several defendants, several liability, several ownership, several tracts, several trusts, several transactions, severally III index diverse, manifold, multiple

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


several
adj.
(1) Three or more but not many.
(2) Separate; regarded separately or individually.
adv.
severally; see also joint

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


several

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


several
adj. More than one but fewer than many (said of persons, places, or things); separate or distinct, but not requisitely independent (said of liability); various or differing (said of things).

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


several
Separate; individual; independent.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


several
Separate; individual; independent.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Several — Sev er*al, a. [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See {Sever}, {Separate}.] 1. Separate; distinct; particular; single. [1913 Webster] Each several ship a victory did gain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Each might his several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Several — Sev er*al, n. 1. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] There was not time enough to hear . . . The severals. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • several — is an adjective and pronoun. As an adjective, it is only used with plural countable nouns (several people but not several furniture) and is more positive in implication than a few. However, unlike a few, several cannot be qualified by an adverb… …   Modern English usage

  • several — [sev′ər əl, sev′rəl] adj. [ME < Anglo Fr < ML separalis < L separ, separate, back form. < separare: see SEPARATE] 1. existing apart; separate; distinct; individual 2. different; respective [parted and went their several ways] 3. more… …   English World dictionary

  • Several — Sev er*al, adv. By itself; severally. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Every kind of thing is laid up several in barns or storehoudses. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • several — early 15c., existing apart, from Anglo Fr. several, from M.Fr. seperalis separate, from L. separe (ablative of *separ distinct ), back formation from separare to separate (see SEPARATE (Cf. separate)). Meaning various, diverse, different is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • several — 1 *distinct, separate, discrete Analogous words: individual, particular, *special, especial 2 *many, sundry, various, divers, numerous, multifarious Analogous words: *single, separate, particular: detached, disengaged (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • several — [adj] assorted, various a few, a lot, any, certain, considerable, definite, different, disparate, distinct, divers, diverse, handful, hardly any, indefinite, individual, infrequent, manifold, many, not many, numerous, only a few, particular,… …   New thesaurus

  • several — ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN ▪ more than two but not many. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ separate or respective. DERIVATIVES severally adverb. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin separ separate, different …   English terms dictionary

  • several — sev|er|al [ sev(ə)rəl ] function word, quantifier *** Several can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a plural noun): Several buildings were damaged by the explosion. as a pronoun: If you want to see Edward s paintings,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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