Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To remove or set apart; segregate or hide: synonym: isolate.
  • intransitive verb To cause to withdraw into seclusion.
  • intransitive verb To remove or isolate (a chemical, often a gas) from an environment by incorporation, mixing, or insertion under pressure.
  • intransitive verb Law To take temporary possession of (property) as security against legal claims.
  • intransitive verb To requisition and confiscate (enemy property).
  • intransitive verb To undergo sequestration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of sequestering; sequestration; separation; seclusion.
  • noun In law, a person with whom two or more parties to a suit or controversy deposit the subject of controversy; a mediator or referee between two parties; an umpire.
  • To put aside; remove; separate from other things; seclude; withdraw.
  • In law:
  • To separate from the owner for a time; seize or take possession of, as the property and income of a debtor, until the claims of creditors be satisfied.
  • To set aside from the power of either party, as a matter at issue, by order of a court of law. For use in Scots law, see sequestrate. See also sequestration. Hence To seize for any purpose; confiscate; take possession of; appropriate.
  • To withdraw.
  • In law, to renounce or decline, as a widow any concern with the estate of her husband.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To withdraw; to retire.
  • intransitive verb (Law) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
  • transitive verb (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.
  • transitive verb To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
  • transitive verb To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
  • transitive verb To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively.
  • noun rare Sequestration; separation.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (Med.) Same as Sequestrum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To separate from all external influence.
  • verb To separate in order to store.
  • verb chemistry To prevent an ion in solution from behaving normally by forming a coordination compound
  • verb law To temporarily remove (property) from the possession of its owner and hold it as security against legal claims.
  • verb US, politics, law To remove (certain funds) automatically from a budget.
  • verb international law To seize and hold enemy property.
  • noun sequestration; separation
  • noun law A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a referee.
  • noun medicine A sequestrum.

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

  • verb requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
  • verb keep away from others
  • verb undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
  • verb set apart from others
  • verb take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

Etymologies

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

[Middle English sequestren, from Old French, from Latin sequestrāre, to give up for safekeeping, from Latin sequester, depositary, trustee; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Late Latin sequestrō ("set aside"), from Latin sequester ("mediator, trustee").

Examples

  • It should be interesting to see how April and Libra make out in sequester house.

    Catfight in sequester house : Bev Vincent

  • Reforesting large areas of degraded landscape is central to the project's goal of promoting sustainable use of tropical forests, whose conservation Goodall believes is vital in the fight against climate change because of their ability to "sequester" -- or remove -- CO2 from the atmosphere.

    Rainforest Portal RSS Newsfeed

  • 8 Responses to “Catfight in sequester house” siradaono

    Catfight in sequester house : Bev Vincent

  • The reason is we provided for a backstop in case Congress didn't act on time, this so-called sequester that is put into statute at the end of the year, taking effect a year later.

    Budgets, Business and Bernanke

  • The second debt limit increase will require an additional $1.2 trillion reduction to be accomplished either by the super committee or by automatic across-the-board spending reductions called a sequester—a budget-control mechanism from Gramm-Rudman.

    The Budget Sequester's Silver Lining

  • The enforcement mechanism—known as a sequester''—would force cuts for all federal programs including defense spending, an area some Republicans have proposed protecting.

    Boehner Presses for Deficit Deal

  • If the $1.2 trillion target isn't reached by Nov. 23, or Congress doesn't approve a bill by Dec. 23, deep spending cuts known as a "sequester" would begin to take effect in 2013.

    Gimmicks Could Help Rescue Deficit Talks

  • Because naturally no one trusted anyone else in this game, the money would then be deposited with a second category of agent, known as the sequester, who would hold the cash available for inspection.

    Imperium

  • Because naturally no one trusted anyone else in this game, the money would then be deposited with a second category of agent, known as the sequester, who would hold the cash available for inspection.

    Imperium

  • This action, called a "sequester," would also generate $169 billion in saving from lower interest costs on the national debt.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.