I. sequester se‧ques‧ter 1 [sɪˈkwestə ǁ -ər] verb [transitive] formal
1. to make a group of people, such as a jury, stay away from other people:

• The jurors were sequestered under guard for the remainder of the trial.

2. LAW another word for sequestrate
  [m0] II. sequester sequester 2 noun [countable] formal
an order by the US government stating that a government organization or department must reduce the money it spends:

• If the projected deficit is more than $74 billion, a sequester will be administered.

• Education and labor are among the agencies scheduled for sequester cuts.

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sequester UK US /sɪˈkwestər/ verb [T]
(also sequestrate) LAW, PROPERTY to take temporary possession of someone's property until they have paid back the money that they borrowed in order to buy it, or until they have obeyed a court order: »

You sign the acknowledgement of debt now and a few months later your property will be sequestered.

LAW to keep a jury together in a place so that they cannot discuss the case with other people or see or hear news reports about it: »

He is expected to rule on a motion to sequester jurors during the trial.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Sequester — Se*ques ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sequestered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sequestering}.] [F. s[ e]questrer, L. sequestrare to give up for safe keeping, from sequester a depositary or trustee in whose hands the thing contested was placed until the dispute …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sequester — steht für einen Zwangsverwalter – siehe Sequester (Recht) eine Beschlagnahme ein abgestorbenes Gewebestück – siehe Sequester (Medizin) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sequester — Se*ques ter, v. i. 1. To withdraw; to retire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To sequester out of the world into Atlantic and Utopian politics. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sequester — late 14c., from O.Fr. sequestrer (14c.), from L.L. sequestrare to place in safekeeping, from L. sequester trustee, mediator, probably originally follower, related to sequi to follow (see SEQUEL (Cf. sequel)). Meaning seize by authority,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sequester — ► VERB 1) isolate or hide away. 2) another term for SEQUESTRATE(Cf. ↑sequestrator). ORIGIN Latin sequestrare commit for safekeeping , from sequester trustee …   English terms dictionary

  • sequester — [si kwes′tər] vt. [ME sequestren < MFr sequestrer < LL sequestrare, to remove, lay aside, separate < L sequester, trustee, akin to sequi: see SEQUENT] 1. to set off or apart; separate; segregate; often, to segregate or isolate (the jury) …   English World dictionary

  • Sequester — Se*ques ter, n. 1. Sequestration; separation. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a mediator; an umpire or referee.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sequester [1] — Sequester (lat.), 1) eine Mittelsperson, durch welche zwei ihren gegenseitigen Zweck erreichen, Vermittler, Kuppler, Spion; 2) derjenige, bei welchem die Bewerber um ein Amt das Geld, welches sie im Fall der Erfüllung ihres Wunsches versprachen,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sequester [2] — Sequester, Vibius, römischer Geograph, nach Einigen zu Ende des 4. Jahrh., nach Anderen im 5., 6. od. 7. Jahrh. n.Chr.; er schr.: De fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, nemoribus, paludibus montibus, gentibus, quorum apud poetas mentio fit, herausgeg …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sequéster — (lat.), Mittelsperson, s. Sequestration; in der Medizin soviel wie abgestorbenes Knochenstück (s. Knochenbrand); Sequestrotomie, die operative Entfernung eines solchen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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