sequestrate se‧ques‧trate [sɪˈkwestreɪt, ˈsiːkw-] also se‧ques‧ter [sɪˈkwestə ǁ -ər] verb [transitive] LAW
to officially take property, goods etc away from someone because they have not paid their debts or have broken some other law:

• The shares were sequestered by the court at the request of the chairman.

• They obtained a private injunction to sequester $796.2 million of company assets.

— sequestration noun [countable, uncountable] :

• the sequestration of trade union funds

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sequestrate UK US /sɪˈkwestreɪt/ verb [T] LAW, PROPERTY
SEQUESTER(Cf. ↑sequester)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • sequestrate — se·ques·trate / sē kwəs ˌtrāt, se ; si kwes ˌtrāt/ vt trat·ed, trat·ing: sequester Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Sequestrate — Se*ques trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sequestrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sequestrating}.] To sequester. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sequestrate — ► VERB 1) take legal possession of (assets) until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met. 2) take forcible possession of; confiscate. DERIVATIVES sequestration noun sequestrator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sequestrate — [si kwes′trāt΄; sē′kwə strāt΄, sek′wəstrāt΄] vt. sequestrated, sequestrating [< LL sequestratus, pp.: see SEQUESTER] SEQUESTER sequestrator n …   English World dictionary

  • sequestrate — UK [ˈsiːkwəˌstreɪt] / US [ˈsɪkwəˌstreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms sequestrate : present tense I/you/we/they sequestrate he/she/it sequestrates present participle sequestrating past tense sequestrated past participle sequestrated legal to take …   English dictionary

  • sequestrate — transitive verb ( trated; trating) Etymology: Latin sequestratus, past participle of sequestrare Date: 15th century sequester; especially sequester 2 • sequestrator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sequestrate — sequestrator /see kwes tray teuhr, si kwes tray /, n. /si kwes trayt/, v.t., sequestrated, sequestrating. 1. Law. a. to sequester (property). b. to confiscate. 2. to separate; seclude. [1505 15; < L sequestratus (ptp. of sequestrare), equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • sequestrate — 1. verb To sequester. 2. adjective Having enclosed underground or partially buried fruiting bodies, like a truffle …   Wiktionary

  • sequestrate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To put into solitude: cloister, seclude, sequester. See INCLUDE …   English dictionary for students

  • sequestrate — se|ques|trate [sıˈkwestreıt, ˈsi:kwı ] v also se|ques|ter [sıˈkwestə US ər] [T usually passive] BrE formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: sequestrare; SEQUESTER] to take property away from the person it belongs to because they have not… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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