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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.

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ISLAMABAD, January 03, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Scarcity of rains has caused deteriorating water position in dams that could severally affect generation of electricity in the country and resulted in worst power outages within next few months.
6013 (d) (3), married taxpayers filing jointly are jointly and severally liable for tax.
Generally, married persons who file jointly are jointly and severally liable for the tax due, unless under the innocent spouse rule a spouse can show that (1) on the tax return there is a substantial understatement of tax attributable to grossly erroneous items of the other spouse, (2) in signing the return, the spouse seeking relief had not known and had had no reason to know of such substantial understatement and (3) taking into account all the acts and circumstances, it would be inequitable to hold the spouse liable for the deficiency.
Ishola Balogun-Fulani, said that they expect President Buhari as a man of integrity who has demonstrated respect for rule of law severally to hearken their call because their positions had been recognized by a court of competent jurisdiction.
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EACC is seeking several orders, among them a declaration against the defendants jointly and severally that the subject tender award and contract were predicated on a crime.