What does sequester mean?

Definitions for sequester
sɪˈkwɛs tərse·quester

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequesterverb

    requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

    "the estate was sequestered"

  2. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seizeverb

    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. sequesterverb

    undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

    "The cations were sequestered"

  4. seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdrawverb

    keep away from others

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

  5. sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolateverb

    set apart from others

    "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

Wiktionary

  1. sequesterverb

    To separate from all external influence.

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

    Etymology: sequestro, from sequester.

  2. sequesterverb

    To separate in order to store.

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

    Etymology: sequestro, from sequester.

  3. sequesterverb

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

    Etymology: sequestro, from sequester.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequesterverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Sequesterverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Sequesterverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Sequesterverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Sequesterverb

    to withdraw; to retire

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Sequesterverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Sequesternoun

    sequestration; separation

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Sequesternoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Sequesternoun

    same as Sequestrum

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  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. Penni Redford:

    Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban heat island effect that canopy trees do.

  2. 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.

  3. Omare Lamrani:

    It’s a very old plane, but definitely one of the most capable, air Force has been moving toward multi-mission aircraft, but when Air Force comes to this particular mission this plane is unrivaled in Air Force ability. There is no weapon in our arsenal that offers more effective close-air support to American ground troops serving in harms way than the A-10 aircraft, - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. First designated for retirement in 2011, a planning document the Air Force published in mid-February reveals that 2022 is the flying branch's newest deadline for the last A-10 flight. The extension was announced by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter during a preview of the Pentagon’s budget at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. according to the Arizona Daily Star. The venerable plane, first built for destroying Soviet tanks, has been on the chopping block since the sequester of 2011 mandated steep cuts in the Pentagon budget. Although the planes haven't been built in more than 30 years, the Department of Defense believes it can save maintenance costs by phasing them out. Air Force brass believes newer, faster aircraft like the F-16, F-15E, and, eventually, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 can do a better job of the Warthog’s mission of providing close air support to soldiers on the ground. But the Pentagon disagrees and has pushed back, leading to Air Force brass to extend the end date for a phase out. The plane has survived year-to-year, with powerful lawmakers such as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., fighting to keep it alive.

  4. Democratic Mayor David Bowers:

    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.

  5. Stuart Roberts:

    Grazing cattle is the most sustainable way to use land for food production which is unsuitable for growing any other crop, by using our grasslands in this way we can sequester carbon at the same time as turning inedible grass into a highly nutritious protein which our growing population can enjoy.

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