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sequester

verb [T] uk   /sɪˈkwes.tər/ us    /-tɚ/ specialized

sequester verb [T] (TAKE)

(also sequestrate) to take temporary possession of someone's property until they have paid back the money that is owed or until they have obeyed a court orderCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting

sequester verb [T] (KEEP SEPARATE)

US to keep a jury together in a place so that the members of the jury cannot discuss the case with other people or read or hear news reports about itIsolating and separatingCourt cases, orders and decisions
sequestration
noun [U] uk   /ˌsiː.kwesˈtreɪ.ʃən/ specialized us  
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