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"sequester" in British English

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sequesterverb [T]

uk   /sɪˈkwes.tər/  us   /-tɚ/ specialized
(Definition of sequester from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sequester" in American English

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sequesterverb [T]

 us   /sɪˈkwes·tər/ law
to ​keep the ​people on a ​jury (= ​groupdeciding a ​legalcase)separate from everyone ​else, ​even from ​theirfamilies, while ​deciding a ​case: The ​judgerefused to have the ​jury sequestered.
(Definition of sequester from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sequester" in Business English

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sequesterverb [T]

uk   us   /sɪˈkwestər/
(also sequestrate) LAW, PROPERTY to take ​temporarypossession 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 ​courtorder: 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 ​newsreports about it: He is expected to ​rule on a ​motion to sequester ​jurors during the ​trial.
(Definition of sequester from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sequester”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿, 扣押(资产)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿, 扣押(資 産)…
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