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severance

sev·er·ance

severance

 
 
pronunciation:
se v rns [or] sev rns
part of speech: noun
definition: the act, process, or result of severing; breaking off; separation.
The severance of diplomatic ties between the two nations is a cause of concern in the region.Marrying outside of her faith meant severance from her family.
similar words:
break, divorce