Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Separation of legal claims by court order to allow the claims to be tried separately. For example, a judge might sever the trials of two defendants accused of the same crime. 2) Money paid or benefits provided to an employee who is fired, laid off, or agrees to leave. (See also: severance pay
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:24 pm