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Definition of sequester verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sequester

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//sɪˈkwestə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwestər//
     
    (law)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sequester
    BrE BrE//sɪˈkwestə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwestər//
     
    he / she / it sequesters
    BrE BrE//sɪˈkwestəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwestərz//
     
    past simple sequestered
    BrE BrE//sɪˈkwestəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwestərd//
     
    past participle sequestered
    BrE BrE//sɪˈkwestəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwestərd//
     
    -ing form sequestering
    BrE BrE//sɪˈkwestərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwestərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1= sequestrate
  2. 2sequester somebody 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.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French sequestrer or late Latin sequestrare ‘commit for safe keeping’, from Latin sequester ‘trustee’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sequester

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