Definition of sequester verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sequester

 verb
verb
NAmE//sɪˈkwɛstər//
 
(law)sequester somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sequester
 
he / she / it sequesters
 
past simple sequestered
 
-ing form sequestering
 
 
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to keep a jury together in a place, in order to prevent them from talking to other people about a court case, or learning about it in the newspapers, on television, etc.
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