Meaning of SEQUESTER in English


I. si-ˈkwes-tər transitive verb

( -tered ; se·ques·ter·ing -t(ə-)riŋ)

Etymology: Middle English sequestren, from Anglo-French sequestrer, from Latin sequestrare to hand over to a trustee, from sequester third party to whom disputed property is entrusted, agent, from secus beside, otherwise; akin to Latin sequi to follow

Date: 14th century


a. : to set apart : segregate

sequester a jury

b. : seclude , withdraw

widely spaced homes are forbiddingly grand and sequester ed — Don Asher


a. : to seize especially by a writ of sequestration

b. : to place (property) in custody especially in sequestration

3. : to hold (as a metallic ion) in solution usually by inclusion in an appropriate coordination complex

II. noun

Date: 1604

obsolete : separation , isolation

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