Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive 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).
  • transitive v. To seclude; sequester.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To sequester.
  • adj. Having enclosed underground or partially buried fruiting bodies, like a truffle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To sequester.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • . To set apart from others; seclude.
  • In law, to sequester.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. set apart from others
  • v. keep away from others

Etymologies

Middle English sequestraten, from Latin sequestrāre, sequestrāt-, to give up for safekeeping; see sequester.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They were particularly prone to "sequestrate" gold and silver in any form, and their indiscriminate violence against the civilian population was already having effect.

    Barbarossa

  • EDITOR: Pass a law to sequestrate the wealth of EVERY former Labour MP and Peer.

    Saturday update.

  • For instance, it insists the state cannot arrest someone without good cause, determine what kind of books they read or unlawfully sequestrate their property.

    Conservatives at Manchester: heresy #1

  • "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.

    Energy Secretary Backs Clean-Coal Investments

  • 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.

    The Abbot

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2007

  • Manuel failed in a previous application to sequestrate

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But if he escapes conviction, you must sequestrate the living because of the debts.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Not sequestrate the income of a man who has been proved to be a thief!

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Suppose, my dear Sir, they should proceed to arrest you, or to sequestrate the revenue of your vicarage.

    Wylder's Hand

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