Meaning of “sequester” in the English Dictionary

"sequester" in English

See all translations

sequesterverb [ T ]

uk /sɪˈkwes.tər/ us /sɪˈkwes.tɚ/ specialized

(Definition of “sequester” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sequester" in American English

See all translations

sequesterverb [ T ]

us /sɪˈkwes·tər/ law

to keep the people on a jury (= group deciding a legal case) separate from everyone else, even from their families, while deciding a case:

The judge refused to have the jury sequestered.

(Definition of “sequester” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sequester" in Business English

See all translations

sequesterverb [ T ]

uk /sɪˈkwestər/ us

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.

(Definition of “sequester” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)