[ si-kwes-treyt ]
/ sɪˈkwɛs treɪt /

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

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

Origin of sequestrate

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

Related forms

se·ques·tra·tor [see-kwes-trey-ter, si-kwes-trey-] /ˈsi kwɛsˌtreɪ tər, sɪˈkwɛs treɪ-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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

sequestrator (ˈsiːkwɛsˌtreɪtə, sɪˈkwɛsˌtreɪtə), noun

Word Origin for sequestrate

C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester
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