American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Chiefly British To seize; confiscate: "The sheriffs ... will be able to seize stock and other assets, and to sequestrate bank accounts belonging to defaulters” ( Daily Telegraph).
- v. To seclude; sequester.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . To set apart from others; seclude.
- In law, to sequester. Especially
- v. To sequester.
- adj. mycology Having enclosed underground or partially buried fruiting bodies, like a truffle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To sequester.
- v. set apart from others
- v. keep away from others
- Middle English sequestraten, from Latin sequestrāre, sequestrāt-, to give up for safekeeping; see sequester. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They were particularly prone to "sequestrate" gold and silver in any form, and their indiscriminate violence against the civilian population was already having effect.”
“EDITOR: Pass a law to sequestrate the wealth of EVERY former Labour MP and Peer.”
“For instance, it insists the state cannot arrest someone without good cause, determine what kind of books they read or unlawfully sequestrate their property.”
“When you gasify it, you can capture the carbon and sequestrate the carbon -- that actually becomes a net sink of carbon, meaning that as the plant grows, it takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere," Mr. Chu said.”
“It is true that my gracious sister, reflecting upon the ill chances that have happened to the state of this poor kingdom, from evil counsellors who have abused her royal nature in time past, hath determined to sequestrate herself from state affairs in future.”
“In case we ` re not successful there, we ` ve also offered a $25 million prize to anybody who can sequestrate carbon out of the Earth ` s atmosphere.”
“Manuel failed in a previous application to sequestrate”
“But if he escapes conviction, you must sequestrate the living because of the debts.”
“Not sequestrate the income of a man who has been proved to be a thief!”
“Suppose, my dear Sir, they should proceed to arrest you, or to sequestrate the revenue of your vicarage.”
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