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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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Examples from the Web for sequestrated

Historical Examples

  • As soon as a man was arrested for heresy, his property was sequestrated and inventoried.


    William Graham Sumner

  • The sequestrated Italian estates were returned to their owners.

  • He has restored to Camilla a portion of her mother's sequestrated estates.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • I am a lady and I crave justice on the man who has incarcerated and sequestrated me.

    The Mesmerist's Victim

    Alexandre Dumas

  • The wealth of the noblest families was sequestrated to the state.

    Beric the Briton

    G. A. Henty

British Dictionary definitions for sequestrated


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

C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester
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