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Definition of Severalty

  SEVERALTY   noun
Separateness, as, lands in severalty, i.e., lands held individually, not in joint ownership.  Certain tribes of Indians are believed now to be sufficiently civilized to have in severalty the lands that they have hitherto held as tribal organizations, and could not sell to the Whites for waxen beads and potato whiskey.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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