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severance

noun
     
sev‧er‧ance [uncountable] formal
1 when you end your relationship or connection with another person, organization, country etc, especially because of a disagreement
severance of
the severance of diplomatic ties between the two countries
2

severance pay/package

money or other things that you get when you have to leave a company because your employer no longer has a job for you:
Employees will get two weeks of severance pay for every year of service.

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