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sequester

verb [T]
 
 
/sɪˈkwestər/
(also sequestrate) LAW, PROPERTY to take temporary possession of someone's property until they have paid back the money that they borrowed in order to buy it, or until they have obeyed a court order: You sign the acknowledgement of debt now and a few months later your property will be sequestered.
LAW to keep a jury together in a place so that they cannot discuss the case with other people or see or hear news reports about it: He is expected to rule on a motion to sequester jurors during the trial.
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