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Sequester

Se`ques´ter
v. t.1.(Law) 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.
[imp. & p. p. Sequestered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sequestering.]
2.To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
3.To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
4.To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; - often used reflexively.
When men most sequester themselves from action.
- Hooker.
A love and desire to sequester a man's self for a higher conversation.
- Bacon.
v. i.1.To withdraw; to retire.
To sequester out of the world into Atlantic and Utopian politics.
- Milton.
2.(Law) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
n.1.Sequestration; separation.
2.(Law) 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.
3.(Med.) Same as Sequestrum.
Verb1.sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
2.sequester - 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 - undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
4.sequester - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
5.sequester - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

TO SEQUESTER, civil and eccl. law. To renounce. Example, when a widow comes into court and disclaims having anything to do, or to intermeddle with her deceased husband's estate, she is said to sequester. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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