verb (used with object), se·ques·trat·ed, se·ques·trat·ing.
- to sequester (property).
- to confiscate.
Words nearby sequestrate
Origin of sequestrate
OTHER WORDS FROM sequestratese·ques·tra·tor [see-kwes-trey-ter, si-kwes-trey-] /ˈsi kwɛsˌtreɪ tər, sɪˈkwɛs treɪ-/, noun
Examples from the Web for sequestrated
In 1646 Dugdale returned to London and compounded for his estates, which had been sequestrated, by a payment of 168.
For this he was denounced to the Valladolid tribunal; he was arrested and tried and all his property was sequestrated.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
Whereupon, by the Earl of Manchester's warrant, he was promptly ejected and sequestrated.Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely|Rev. Edward Conybeare.
This was often in arrear, and on this account these islands were sequestrated by the British government in 1877.
As soon as a man was arrested for heresy, his property was sequestrated and inventoried.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for sequestrated
- to place (the property of a bankrupt) in the hands of a trustee for the benefit of his creditors
- to render (a person) bankrupt