Definitions for Sequestrationˌsi kwɛsˈtreɪ ʃən, sɪ kwɛs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. segregation, sequestration(noun)

    the act of segregating or sequestering

    "sequestration of the jury"

  2. sequestration(noun)

    the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions

  3. sequestration(noun)

    a writ that authorizes the seizure of property

  4. sequestration, requisition(noun)

    seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized


  1. sequestration(Noun)

    The process or act of sequestering.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    Sequestration is a sudden and arbitrary cut in the defense budget that we can't predict.

  2. Senate Armed Services Committee:

    If it happened it could cause a lot of heartburn, the purpose of the sequestration threat is not to have the trigger pulled. It ’s a motivator.

  3. Gregory Asner:

    There are many issues with losing these forests, it isn’t about biodiversity but about water services, carbon sequestration, fire flammability … We can’t stop a drought but the measurements we are making today, the maps we are making today are a key way forward for managers to adjust how they manage these forests.

  4. Brian Kaveney:

    This security measure will doubtlessly increase the processing time of clearance applications and potentially create a backlog, slowing business efforts to deliver classified goods and services to the federal government, several federal agencies have worked incredibly hard to reduce the backlog caused by 2013's budget sequestration and other issues, and now we may be facing a similar slowdown caused by security problems.

  5. John McCain:

    The United States can not default on our obligations and this bill prevents that from happening, the deal is not perfect. It is not what I would have written and I have great concerns about the cuts to our nation ’s defense spending that may have to occur as a result of this bill ’s passage. We must do everything we can to avoid an exercise in blind sequestration of defense funds that could come into play if the joint committee can not find a way to further avoid cuts of $ 1.2 trillion.


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