Severable is defined as: Capable of being severed or separated; separable into legally distinct rights or obligations, as a contract.
Synonyms: divisive, divisible, separable
What does Judge Roger Vinson think:
“Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”
Can you give some examples?
Example 1: When contracts are written, especially lengthy ones, there are many components to that contract. If a conflict occurs between the parties over or an outside person challenges one component of the agreement it puts the remainder of the contract in jeopardy. Attorneys often include a severability clause into the agreement stating that if one part of the agreement is deemed null/void then the rest of the contract shall remain. As an example: