What does Sequestration mean?

Definitions for Sequestrationˌsi kwɛsˈtreɪ ʃən, sɪ kwɛs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sequestration.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sequestration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sequestration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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. Brian Weeden:

    The decision itself was interesting in that it was wrapped up in the whole sequestration discussion. That was the rationale that the Air Force Space Command gave.

  4. 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.

  5. James Clapper:

    Our most important resource is our people, the compromises, decisions we've made, and then the budget reductions occasioned by sequestration or sequestration-like reductions is – the cumulative effect of all this is what I worry about and the reduction in our capacity. It's not as great as it was, say, a year or two ago. And if we continue, you know, these cuts, it will continue to have a negative impact.

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