verb (used with object)
- sequentially compact set,
Origin of sequester
Examples from the Web for sequester
Used, hubcap-free tires are well known to sequester standing water—a perfect breeding ground for the next generation of mosquitos.Chikungunya: The Mosquito-Borne Virus That Contorts Your Limbs|Kent Sepkowitz|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The statement was solely focused on spending levels under the omnibus and their increase over the sequester.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 and the sequester have cut discretionary spending across the board.
And the overall funding levels, while better than the sequester, are still awfully low.
It provides $63 billion in sequester relief, which is partially offset by a $23 billion mix of spending cuts and “fees.”Tea Party Republicans: The Biggest Sore Winners in Washington|Jamelle Bouie|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First, as it respects the right of one nation to sequester the property of the individuals of another in any possible case.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
But Clear, as I may call him, was very violent, and quite justified Mrs. Clear's desire to sequester him.The Silent House|Fergus Hume
It is poor honour to sequester a creed from healthy handling, or to shrink from the serious examination of its doctrines.Supernatural Religion, Vol. I. (of III)|Walter Richard Cassels
Some hoped to overthrow all law and order, that they might revel in the wealth they could then sequester.
But beyond the pledgee and the sequester (a receiver appointed by the court) these exceptions are unimportant and disputed.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Word Origin for sequester
late 14c., "remove" something, "quarantine, isolate" (someone); "excommunicate;" also intransitive, "separate oneself from," from Old French sequestrer (14c.), from Late Latin sequestrare "to place in safekeeping," from Latin sequester "trustee, mediator," noun use of an adjective meaning "intermediate," which probably is related to sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Meaning "seize by authority, confiscate" is first attested 1510s. Alternative sequestrate (v.) is early 15c., from Latin sequestratus. Related: Sequestered; sequestering.