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sequester

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sequesterse‧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.
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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.
From Longman Business Dictionarysequesterse‧ques‧ter1 /sɪˈkwestə-ər/ verb [transitive] formal1to make a group of people, such as a JURY, stay away from other peopleThe jurors were sequestered under guard for the remainder of the trial.2LAWanother word for SEQUESTRATE→ See Verb tablesequestersequester2 noun [countable] American English formal an order by the US government stating that a government organization or department must reduce the money it spendsIf the projected deficit is more than $74 billion, a sequester will be administered.Education and labor are among the agencies scheduled forsequester cuts.
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Verb table
sequester
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysequester
he, she, itsequesters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysequestered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sequestered
he, she, ithas sequestered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sequestered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sequester
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sequestered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sequestering
he, she, itis sequestering
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you, we, theyare sequestering
Past
I, he, she, itwas sequestering
you, we, theywere sequestering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sequestering
he, she, ithas been sequestering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sequestering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sequestering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sequestering
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