sequestrate

[ si-kwes-treyt ]
/ sɪˈkwɛs treɪt /

verb (used with object), se·ques·trat·ed, se·ques·trat·ing.

Law.
  1. to sequester (property).
  2. to confiscate.
to separate; seclude.

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Origin of sequestrate

1505–15; <Latin sequestrātus (past participle of sequestrāre), equivalent to sequestr- (see sequester) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sequestrate

se·ques·tra·tor [see-kwes-trey-ter, si-kwes-trey-], /ˈsi kwɛsˌtreɪ tər, sɪˈkwɛs treɪ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sequestrate

sequestrate
/ (sɪˈkwɛstreɪt) /

verb (tr)

law a variant of sequester (def. 3)
mainly Scots law
  1. to place (the property of a bankrupt) in the hands of a trustee for the benefit of his creditors
  2. to render (a person) bankrupt
archaic to seclude or separate

Derived forms of sequestrate

sequestrator (ˈsiːkwɛsˌtreɪtə, sɪˈkwɛsˌtreɪtə), noun

Word Origin for sequestrate

C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester
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