- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM sequestrationnon·se·ques·tra·tion, noun
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How to use sequestration in a sentence
The healthier the soil, the greater its capacity for carbon sequestration, and the greater the farm’s biodiversity, the healthier soil.The Ecology of Good Weed - Issue 104: Harmony|Madison Margolin|August 25, 2021|Nautilus
Sustainable, native lawns are better for soil health and carbon sequestration without the need for trees because they can trap large amounts of carbon just like trees do.4 reasons to let your lawn grow wild|Angely Mercado|August 21, 2021|Popular-Science
Planting more trees for carbon sequestration or crops for fuels will compete with growing food for an expanding global population.The UN climate report pins hopes on carbon removal technologies that barely exist|James Temple|August 9, 2021|MIT Technology Review
If healthy forests are the safe, reliable way to sequester carbon, industrial carbon capture and sequestration is the opposite.The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is a Return to the Old Way of Politics. That’s A Problem for the Climate|Michael E. Mann|August 6, 2021|Time
To replace that income, the company is converting the 300,000 acres of forest it owns in the Tongass to carbon sequestration.How Protecting the Tongass Helps Alaska’s Economy|wsiler|July 24, 2021|Outside Online
Then money for the DOD program was sidelined by the sequestration budget cuts mandated by Congress, Retsky was told.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer|ProPublica|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
He expects more cutbacks to Head Start when budget sequestration kicks in again in 2015.All Kids Want a Head Start|Eleanor Clift|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a nutshell: She screwed struggling North Carolinians by backing sequestration and the shutdown.Can B-List Hollywood Stars Shine in Washington?|Michelle Cottle|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is 100 percent opposed to derailing the American Dream by allowing sequestration to be tinkered with.The Cruzification of Marco Rubio|Michelle Cottle|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The fugitives had sufficient inducements to return to their hearths, without the fear of sequestration.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
So the Ships were seized; held in sequestration, "till many of the cargoes (being perishable goods, some even fish) rotted."History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Precisely in the same circumstances of idle and absurd sequestration stands the term polemic.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
A more retired spot, a completer sequestration from the world of mart and highway, it would have been hard to find.Audrey|Mary Johnston
Bewildered, I signed and paid the Sequestration Commissioner out o' my buckskin pouch in hard coin.The Little Red Foot|Robert W. Chambers