What does sequester mean?

Definitions for sequester
sɪˈkwɛs tərse·quester

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequester(verb)

    requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

    "the estate was sequestered"

  2. 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"

  3. sequester(verb)

    undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

    "The cations were sequestered"

  4. seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw(verb)

    keep away from others

    "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"

  5. sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate(verb)

    set apart from others

    "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"


  1. sequester(Verb)

    To separate from all external influence.

    The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.

  2. sequester(Verb)

    To separate in order to store.

    The coal burning plant was ordered to sequester its CO emissions.

  3. sequester(Verb)

    To prevent an ion in solution from behaving normally by forming a coordination compound

  4. Origin: sequestro, from sequester.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequester(verb)

    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

  2. Sequester(verb)

    to cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc

  3. Sequester(verb)

    to set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things

  4. Sequester(verb)

    to cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively

  5. Sequester(verb)

    to withdraw; to retire

  6. Sequester(verb)

    to renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband

  7. Sequester(noun)

    sequestration; separation

  8. Sequester(noun)

    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

  9. Sequester(noun)

    same as Sequestrum

  10. 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sequester

    sē-kwes′tėr, v.t. to separate: to withdraw from society: to seclude: to set apart: (law) to place anything contested into the hands of a third person till the dispute is settled: to hold the property of another till the profits pay the demands: to take possession of the estate of a bankrupt in order to distribute it among the creditors: to confiscate.—v.i. to renounce any interest in the estate of a husband.—n. (Shak.) the act of sequestering: an umpire.—adjs. Sēques′tered, retired, secluded; Seques′trable.—v.t. Sēques′trate (law), to sequester.—ns. Sēquestrā′tion, the Scotch legal term for bankruptcy: the act of sequestering, esp. the seizure of any one's property for the use of the state during dispute, or for the benefit of creditors: state of being separated: seclusion from society; Sēquestrā′tor, one who sequesters another's property: one to whom property is committed during dispute. [O. Fr. sequestrer—Low L. sequestrāre, -ātum—L. sequester, a depositary—sequi, to follow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequester in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sequester in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Korb:

    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.

  2. Thomas Gray:

    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.

  3. Justin Amash:

    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.

  4. Barack Obama:

    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.

  5. James Fairhead:

    Relations of power in West Africa had been hiding the skills and wisdom of local farmers, scientists need to pay more attention and respect to existing practices, especially if these practices can boost food production and sequester carbon.

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