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verb [T] (TAKE)    /sɪˈkwes.tər/ US  /-tɚ/ (also sequestrate) specialized
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 sequestration     /ˌsiː.kwesˈtreɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] specialized
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