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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