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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  was  settled.  Cf  {Sequestrate}.] 
  1.  (Law)  To  separate  from  the  owner  for  a  time;  to  take  from 
  parties  in  controversy  and  put  into  the  possession  of  an 
  indifferent  person;  to  seize  or  take  possession  of  as 
  property  belonging  to  another,  and  hold  it  till  the 
  profits  have  paid  the  demand  for  which  it  is  taken  or 
  till  the  owner  has  performed  the  decree  of  court,  or 
  clears  himself  of  contempt;  in  international  law,  to 
  confiscate. 
 
  Formerly  the  goods  of  a  defendant  in  chancery  were 
  in  the  last  resort,  sequestered  and  detained  to 
  enforce  the  decrees  of  the  court.  And  now  the 
  profits  of  a  benefice  are  sequestered  to  pay  the 
  debts  of  ecclesiastics.  --Blackstone. 
 
  2.  To  cause  one  to  submit  to  the  process  of  sequestration; 
  to  deprive  one  of  one's  estate,  property,  etc 
 
  It  was  his  tailor  and  his  cook,  his  fine  fashions 
  and  his  French  ragouts,  which  sequestered  him 
  --South. 
 
  3.  To  set  apart;  to  put  aside;  to  remove;  to  separate  from 
  other  things 
 
  I  had  wholly  sequestered  my  civil  affairss.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  cause  to  retire  or  withdraw  into  obscurity;  to  seclude; 
  to  withdraw;  --  often  used  reflexively. 
 
  When  men  most  sequester  themselves  from  action 
  --Hooker. 
 
  A  love  and  desire  to  sequester  a  man's  self  for  a 
  higher  conversation.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sequester  \Se*ques"ter\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  withdraw;  to  retire.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  sequester  out  of  the  world  into  Atlantic  and 
  Utopian  politics.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  renounce  (as  a  widow  may)  any  concern  with  the 
  estate  of  her  husband. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sequester  \Se*ques"ter\,  n. 
  1.  Sequestration;  separation.  [R.] 
 
  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.  --Bouvier. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  Same  as  {Sequestrum}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sequester 
  v  1:  take  by  legal  authority  [syn:  {impound},  {attach},  {confiscate}, 
  {seize}] 
  2:  keep  away  from  others  "He  sequestered  himself  in  his  study 
  to  write  a  book"  [syn:  {seclude},  {sequestrate},  {withdraw}] 
  3:  set  apart  from  others  "The  dentist  sequesters  the  tooth  he 
  is  working  on"  [syn:  {sequestrate},  {keep  apart},  {set 
  apart},  {isolate}] 




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