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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sev·er·ance /ˈsɛvrən(t)s, ˈsɛvə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sev·er·ance n.
 1. The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
 2. Law The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a personal or social separation (as between opposing
           factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
           [syn: rupture, breach, break, rift, falling out]
      2: the act of severing [syn: severing]