Definitions for sequestersɪˈkwɛs tər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sequester
requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
"the estate was sequestered"
impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)
take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
"The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
"The cations were sequestered"
seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw(verb)
keep away from others
"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate(verb)
set apart from others
"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
To separate from all external influence.
The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.
To separate in order to store.
The coal burning plant was ordered to sequester its CO emissions.
To prevent an ion in solution from behaving normally by forming a coordination compound
Origin: sequestro, from sequester.
to separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate
to cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc
to set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things
to cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively
to withdraw; to retire
to renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband
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
same as Sequestrum
Origin: [F. squestrer, 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 was settled. Cf. Sequestrate.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He came into an almost impossible situation, he had a confirmation hearing that really weakened him and he inherited a budget that was impacted by a sequester.
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
I would rather keep all the levels lower and stick to the sequester, but there are people in leadership who live outside of reality and want to increase things that Republicans like and pretend Democrats don't exist.
I have repeatedly called on Congress to eliminate the sequester and make sure we are providing certainty to our military, this bill, instead, resorts to gimmicks that does not allow the Pentagon to do what it needs to do.
I'm reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and it appears that the threat of harm to America from ISIS now is just as real and serious as that from our enemies then.
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