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sequestration

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noun se·ques·tra·tion \ˌsē-kwəs-ˈtrā-shən, ˌse-; (ˌ)sē-ˌkwes-\

Simple Definition of sequestration

  • : the act of keeping a person or group apart from other people or the state of being kept apart from other people

  • law : the act of taking someone's property until a debt has been paid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sequestration

  1. 1 :  the act of sequestering :  the state of being sequestered <a jury in sequestration>

  2. 2a :  a legal writ authorizing a sheriff or commissioner to take into custody the property of a defendant who is in contempt until the orders of a court are complied withb :  a deposit whereby a neutral depositary agrees to hold property in litigation and to restore it to the party to whom it is adjudged to belong

  3. 3 :  the practice of imposing automatic government spending reductions by withholding appropriations by a fixed percentage that applies uniformly to all government programs except those exempted

Examples of sequestration in a sentence

  1. the sequestration of a jury

  2. During their sequestration, jurors were not allowed to speak to reporters.



15th Century

First Known Use of sequestration

15th century

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Medical Dictionary

sequestration

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noun se·ques·tra·tion \ˌsēk-wəs-ˈtrā-shən, ˌsek-, si-ˌkwes-\

Medical Definition of sequestration

  1. 1:  the formation of a sequestrum

  2. 2:  the process of sequestering or result of being sequestered




Law Dictionary

sequestration

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noun se·ques·tra·tion \ˌsē-kwəs-ˈtrā-shən, ˌse-\

Legal Definition of sequestration

  1. 1 :  the act of sequestering :  the state of being sequestered

  2. 2a :  a writ authorizing an official (as a sheriff) to take into custody the property of a defendant usu. to enforce a court order, to exercise quasi in rem jurisdiction, or to preserve the property until judgment is rendered b in the civil law of Louisiana :  a deposit in which a neutral person agrees to hold property in dispute and to restore it to the party to whom it is determined to belong

  3. 3 :  the cancellation of funds for expenditure or obligation in order to enforce federal budget limitations set by law





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