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severally

This is one of those words that means the exact opposite of what you might guess. It means individually,although you might think it has something to do with several people.It is most often encountered in two situations. Property may be owned severally, or ?in severalty? meaning that there is one owner with no co-owners. In addition, one might see legal liability expressed as ?jointly and severally,? such as roommates who sign a lease together. They are both liable for the entire rent (jointly), and they are each individually liable for the entire rent (severally). If there is a default, the landlord may sue both of them and collect from whoever has money, or the landlord may choose to sue only one tenant and collect the entire amount from that one tenant, not simply
one-half of the debt.

References in classic literature ?
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
Great as the differences are between the breeds of pigeons, I am fully convinced that the common opinion of naturalists is correct, namely, that all have descended from the rock-pigeon (Columba livia), including under this term several geographical races or sub-species, which differ from each other in the most trifling respects.
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