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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: Medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separare; SEPARATE2

several

2 adjective
     
several2 [only before noun, no comparative] formal
different and separate [= respective]:
They shook hands and went their several ways (=went in different directions).
severally adverb:
These issues can be considered severally, or as a whole.

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