Sever Sev"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Severed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Severing}.] [OF. sevrer, severer, to separate, F. sevrer to wean, fr. L. separare. See {Separate}, and cf. {Several}.] 1. To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body. [1913 Webster]

The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. --Matt. xiii. 49. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg. [1913 Webster]

Our state can not be severed; we are one. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt. [1913 Webster]

I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there. --Ex. viii. 22. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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