several liability

Definition of "several liability"
  1. An obligation for which an individual party is personally responsible, permitting a separate action against them without involving other responsible parties
How to use "several liability" in a sentence
  1. In a case of several liability, the plaintiff decided to sue the partners individually.
  2. Though the business failed, under several liability, only the CEO was held responsible.
  3. The concept of several liability allows a creditor to choose between suing one or all debtors.

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