- to sequester (property).
- to confiscate.
- to separate; seclude.
Origin of sequestrate
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Examples from the Web for sequestrate
He gave me the right to sequestrate his pay by way of surety.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He accordingly issued a peremptory order to sequestrate every copy in Italy.Great Astronomers
R. S. Ball
But if he escape conviction, you must sequestrate the living because of the debts.
Not sequestrate the income of a man who has been proved to be a thief!
I have not yet handed him his cuffs, which I have ventured to sequestrate on the ground that they are spotted with our ink.
- law a variant of sequester (def. 3)
- mainly Scots law
- to place (the property of a bankrupt) in the hands of a trustee for the benefit of his creditors
- to render (a person) bankrupt
- archaic to seclude or separate
C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester
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