[ US /sɪˈkwɛstɝ/ ]
[ UK /siːkwˈɛstɐ/ ]
  1. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    The FBI seized the drugs
    The police confiscated the stolen artwork
    The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
  2. set apart from others
    The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
  3. undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
    The cations were sequestered
  4. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    the estate was sequestered
  5. keep away from others
    He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
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How To Use sequester In A Sentence

  • What was supposed to be a sequestered monastic retreat became a hive of modern American productive activity.
  • The jury were sequestered during the trial.
  • Eventually he sequestered himself in a tower on Mt. Soledad, overlooking La Jolla, and wrote book after book after book.
  • 'Resdved, That the commissioners for coqapoundiog be Im - powered and required to seise and sequester all the estate, real and personal, of the said Lord Craven, and to receive the rents, Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical
  • Yet he himself was a middle-class intellectual who disdained the working class and sequestered himself for decades inside the British Library in lieu of direct observation of the conditions he railed against.
  • That runs counter to the finding of the judge that he has realisable assets in a certain amount in excess of those sums which have been sequestered.
  • If he was wealthy and well loved, he could sequester himself in his own home. HERE BE DRAGONS
  • Nothing could be more English than the sequestered village near Bath where she lives and works.
  • A borderline alcoholic with a severe addiction to painkillers, he maintains a live-in girlfriend in the city under the guise of ‘working late’ at the office, while sequestering his wife and kid in the suburbs.
  • It is probable that this remote and sequestered place was used in latter times for the celebration of Mass, when the Romish religion was not publicly tolerated.
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