Sequester Se*ques"ter, v. i. 1. To withdraw; to retire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To sequester out of the world into Atlantic and Utopian politics. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Sequester — Se*ques ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sequestered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sequestering}.] [F. s[ e]questrer, L. sequestrare to give up for safe keeping, from sequester a depositary or trustee in whose hands the thing contested was placed until the dispute …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sequester — steht für einen Zwangsverwalter – siehe Sequester (Recht) eine Beschlagnahme ein abgestorbenes Gewebestück – siehe Sequester (Medizin) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sequester — late 14c., from O.Fr. sequestrer (14c.), from L.L. sequestrare to place in safekeeping, from L. sequester trustee, mediator, probably originally follower, related to sequi to follow (see SEQUEL (Cf. sequel)). Meaning seize by authority,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sequester — ► VERB 1) isolate or hide away. 2) another term for SEQUESTRATE(Cf. ↑sequestrator). ORIGIN Latin sequestrare commit for safekeeping , from sequester trustee …   English terms dictionary

  • sequester — [si kwes′tər] vt. [ME sequestren < MFr sequestrer < LL sequestrare, to remove, lay aside, separate < L sequester, trustee, akin to sequi: see SEQUENT] 1. to set off or apart; separate; segregate; often, to segregate or isolate (the jury) …   English World dictionary

  • Sequester — Se*ques ter, n. 1. Sequestration; separation. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sequéster — (lat.), Mittelsperson, s. Sequestration; in der Medizin soviel wie abgestorbenes Knochenstück (s. Knochenbrand); Sequestrotomie, die operative Entfernung eines solchen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sequéster — (lat.), juristisch, s. Sequestration; medizinisch ein abgestorbenes Knochenstück (s. Knochenbrand); Sequestrotomīe, die operative Entfernung eines solchen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sequester — Sequester, Sequestration, lat. deutsch, Beschlagnahme einer Sache, als Sicherungsmittel oder zur Urtheilsvollstreckung, nach den Grundsätzen des Depositums (actio depositi sequestraria); erfolgt vertragsmäßig, freiwillig oder durch gerichtliche… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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