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

 

sequestrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪt//
 
, BrE//sɪˈkwestreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪt//
 
(also sequester)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sequestrate
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪt//
 
, BrE//sɪˈkwestreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪt//
 
he / she / it sequestrates
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪts//
 
, BrE//sɪˈkwestreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪts//
 
past simple sequestrated
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪtɪd//
 
, BrE//sɪˈkwestreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪtɪd//
 
past participle sequestrated
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪtɪd//
 
, BrE//sɪˈkwestreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form sequestrating
BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪtɪŋ//
 
, BrE//sɪˈkwestreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəstreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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sequestrate something (law) to take control of somebody’s property or assets until a debt has been paid The two businessmen were fined, and had their assets sequestrated. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘separate from general access’): from late Latin sequestrat- ‘given up for safe keeping’, from the verb sequestrare ‘commit for safe keeping’, from Latin sequester ‘trustee’.