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sever

verb break apart, break off, cleave, cut, cut adrift, detach, dirimere, disband, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dismember, dispair, dispart, dissever, dissociate, dissolve, disunite, divide, dividere, divorce, fissure, isolate, keep apart, lacerate, lop off, part, partition, rend, rend asunder, rive, rupture, segment, segregate, separare, set apart, slit, splinter, split, subdivide, sunder, tear, unbind, uncouple, unfasten, untie, wrench
Associated concepts: sever a claim, sever a party, sever an action, severable cause of action, severable contract
See also: abandon, break, detach, dichotomize, disband, discontinue, disengage, disjoint, dissociate, dissolve, divide, divorce, estrange, excise, interrupt, isolate, luxate, part, partition, rend, separate, split, subdivide

TO SEVER, practice. When defendants who are sued jointly have separate defences, they may in general sever, that is, each one rely on his own separate defence; each may plead severally and insist on his own separate plea. See Severance.

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Mohammed Al Rais, senior vice-president and managing director for Hill International in the MMiddle East, said: "It is with great regret that I announce the untimely and tragic death of our colleague, a dear friend, Michael John Severs - vice-president of Hill International.
Mr Clifton, who had breakfast with Mr Severs on Sunday before he flew back to the UK on Monday, said: "He was an asset to the organisation and he was an asset as a friend.
The black represents death, red and yellow are flames and red also represents blood, Severs says.
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It is clear that the strategy of the traditional school district establishment is to destroy cyber charter education by strangling it through the court system," said Severs.
Mrs Stansfield and her daughter locked themselves inside and Severs drove off, but he was later stopped by police.
Another Severs free did end up in the Kerry net, but the home side were still comfortably ahead at the interval, 3-10 to 2-3.
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Severs has already played a major role in meeting ADPAC's growth objectives by leading the company into a development agreement with SAP.
ADPAC remains committed to the development and maintenance of long-term relationships with customers, partners and consultants," Severs said.
9, 1996--ReproCAD announced the resignation of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ed Severs, as of Sept.
19, 1996--Ed Severs, president and chief executive officer of ReproCAD Inc.