Pronunciation: (sev'ur-ul, sev'rul), [key]
1. being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind: several ways of doing it.
2. respective; individual: They went their several ways.
3. separate; different: several occasions.
4. single; particular.
5. Law.binding two or more persons who may be sued separately on a common obligation.
several persons or things; a few; some.
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