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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: sequestrer, from Late Latin sequestrare 'to give to someone to keep safe', from Latin sequester 'someone given something to keep safe'

sequester

verb
     
se‧ques‧ter [transitive usually passive] formal
1SCL to keep a person or a group of people away from other people:
The jury were sequestered during the trial.
2BFL British English to sequestrate
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