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sequester in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsequesterse‧ques‧ter /sɪˈkwestə $ -ər/ verb [transitive] formal  1 SCTSEPARATEto keep a person or a group of people away from other people The jury were sequestered during the trial.2 BFL British English to sequestrate Grammar Sequester is usually passive.→ See Verb table
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sequesterLili's father was tremendously rich until the government sequestered all his property.How much carbon is sequestered, and for how long?Stairs lead to where the children will be sequestered and it has twin beds and its own bathroom, thank goodness.Yet even when he was sequestered and suspended he still kept his privileges and immunities as an officer of Chancery.After their conviction the contents of the Pethick-Lawrences' country home were sequestered by the courts.He also rejected their requests to sequester the jury.Nor did he grant the plaintiffs' request to sequester the panel until they reach a verdict.Barring an emergency, the jurors will not be sequestered until they begin deliberations.