- the sequestering of property.
- confiscation or seizure.
- the process of implementing an automatic cut in government spending across most departments, agencies, etc.: efforts to avoid or delay sequestration.
- an instance of this: An $80 billion sequestration would lead to massive layoffs.
Origin of sequestration
Examples from the Web for sequestration
Then money for the DOD program was sidelined by the sequestration budget cuts mandated by Congress, Retsky was told.
He has also managed to trim costs in an era of sequestration.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sequestration tore at our threadbare social safety net, and this deal leaves the damage intact.Tea Party Republicans: The Biggest Sore Winners in Washington|Jamelle Bouie|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Washington has been preoccupied with all-consuming battles over debt ceilings and sequestration.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Going forward, Republicans are hoping they can use the continuation of sequestration as leverage in future budget showdowns.
Moreover the first step at sequestration had been actually taken.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
The measure of suppression and sequestration was violent, but called for.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
Since about the same period, besides, the monarch must be described as in a state of sequestration.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The sequestration of the prince's property had drawn the whole body of creditors upon him.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
It is in the early stage that sequestration and suppressive measures are most valuable.
c.1400, from Late Latin sequestrationem (nominative sequestratio) "a depositing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin sequestrare (see sequester).