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sequestrate

[ si-kwes-treyt ]
/ s瑟藞kw蓻s tre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), se路ques路trat路ed, se路ques路trat路ing.
Law.
  1. to sequester (property).
  2. to confiscate.
to separate; seclude.
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Origin of sequestrate

1505鈥15; <Latin sequestr膩tus (past participle of sequestr膩re), equivalent to sequestr- (see sequester) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sequestrate

se路ques路tra路tor [see-kwes-trey-ter, si-kwes-trey-], /藞si kw蓻s藢tre瑟 t蓹r, s瑟藞kw蓻s tre瑟-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sequestrate

sequestrate
/ (s瑟藞kw蓻stre瑟t) /

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 (藞si藧kw蓻s藢tre瑟t蓹, s瑟藞kw蓻s藢tre瑟t蓹), noun

Word Origin for sequestrate

C16: from Late Latin sequestr膩re to sequester
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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