Definition of sequestration
- While the idea is a shift from traditional thinking on dealing with the greenhouse effect, carbon sequestration has been going on in nature for millennia in oceans and vegetation.
- —Tom Rickey
the sequestration of a jury
During their sequestration, jurors were not allowed to speak to reporters.
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: 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
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