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English definition of “severance”
/ˈsevərəns/ noun [U] HR, LAW
› the official ending of an agreement, especially between an employer and employee: He is entitled to $40,000 in severance pay. The union negotiated severance agreements for all staff made redundant. severance benefits/compensation/payments
› payment received by an employee when their employment is ended by the management: Workers with less than 6 months employment did not receive any severance.