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verb (used with object), se·ques·trat·ed, se·ques·trat·ing.
  1. Law.
    1. to sequester (property).
    2. to confiscate.
  2. 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
Related formsse·ques·tra·tor [see-kwes-trey-ter, si-kwes-trey-] /ˈsi kwɛsˌtreɪ tər, sɪˈkwɛs treɪ-/, noun
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Related Words for sequestrate

embargo, retire, closet, separate, conceal, screen, ostracize, cover, immure, boycott, segregate, blockade, sequester, enclose, withdraw, cloister, confine, quarantine, evict

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for sequestrate


verb (tr)
  1. law a variant of sequester (def. 3)
  2. 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
  3. archaic to seclude or separate
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Derived Formssequestrator (ˈsiːkwɛsˌtreɪtə, sɪˈkwɛsˌtreɪtə), noun

Word Origin for sequestrate

C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester
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