several liability

several liability
Liability separate and distinct from liability of another to the extent that an independent action may be brought without joinder of others. Exists where each of the parties specifically promises to be individually bound, using language such as "each of us makes this promise severally, not jointly."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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