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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 order

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 it
sequestration
noun [U] uk   /ˌsiː.kwesˈtreɪ.ʃən/ specialized us  
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