- 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
Related Words for sequestrationretirement, privacy, shelter, isolation, desolation, solitude, aloofness, blockade, detachment, remoteness, separation, withdrawal, aloneness, separateness, concealment, quarantine, retreat, hiding, reclusion, seclusiveness
Examples from the Web for sequestration
Contemporary Examples of sequestration
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
April 23, 2014
He has also managed to trim costs in an era of sequestration.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden
February 24, 2014
Sequestration tore at our threadbare social safety net, and this deal leaves the damage intact.Tea Party Republicans: The Biggest Sore Winners in Washington
December 12, 2013
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
December 12, 2013
Going forward, Republicans are hoping they can use the continuation of sequestration as leverage in future budget showdowns.House Republicans Throw In the Towel
October 16, 2013
Historical Examples of sequestration
All that he asked for was sequestration from Oliver and his associates.The Rough Road
William John Locke
Listen: in the first place, he puts you under a sort of sequestration.Louise de la Valliere
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Moreover the first step at sequestration had been actually taken.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.
John Lothrop Motley
One plan for raising money was the sequestration of Church property.Mexico
The impolicy and immorality of sequestration have been dwelt on.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)
Thomas Hart Benton
c.1400, from Late Latin sequestrationem (nominative sequestratio) "a depositing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin sequestrare (see sequester).