Definition of in severalty in English:

in severalty

phrase

Law
  • (of land) in one's own right as private property, rather than in interest with another.

    ‘the arable lands are held in severalty, while pasture and bog are in common’
    • ‘‘Indeed, it is a fact of observation that those who own common property, and share in its management, are far more often at variance with one another than those who have property in severalty.’’
    • ‘The government of Canada received a request from myself and my family for land in severalty and tax exemption.’
    • ‘In Oklahoma, the Apache land was allotted in severalty under the General Allotment Act of 1887 (also known as the Dawes Act); Oklahoma Apaches became citizens of the new state of Oklahoma and of the United States in 1907.’