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meanings of sequester


  1. To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
  2. To seize and hold enemy property.
  3. To withdraw; to retire.
  4. To temporarily remove (property) from the possession of its owner and hold it as security against legal claims.
  5. To separate from all external influence; to seclude; to withdraw.
  6. To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
  7. To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
  8. To prevent an ion in solution from behaving normally by forming a coordination compound.
  9. To remove (certain funds) automatically from a budget.
  10. To separate in order to store.


  1. A sequestrum.
  2. Sequestration; separation.
  3. A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a referee.