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[Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate]
1 a : of or relating separately to each individual involved
: enforceable separately against each party [each promisor owed a duty] see also several liability at liability several obligation at obligation
b : being separately or individually responsible, liable, or obligated [a obligor] compare joint
2 : separate or distinct from one another [to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the States "U.S. Constitution art. I"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.