- 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.
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About half of that sequestration would be cost-effective, meaning enacting the necessary protections would cost less than the consequences of keeping that carbon in the air.Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself|Sarah Kaplan|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
Fighting industrial carbon emissionsIf Jason Smerdon, a professor of ocean and climate physics at Columbia, had $100 million to spare, he wouldn’t necessarily focus his efforts on carbon capture and sequestration.4 sustainability experts on how they’d spend Elon Musk’s $100 million climate commitment|Sara Kiley Watson|February 16, 2021|Popular Science
They are also buying carbon offsets, investing in another B Corporation that works on carbon sequestration in agriculture.To court socially minded millennials, some wineries are investing in more than grapes|Dave McIntyre|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
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
He expects more cutbacks to Head Start when budget sequestration kicks in again in 2015.
In a nutshell: She screwed struggling North Carolinians by backing sequestration and the shutdown.
He is 100 percent opposed to derailing the American Dream by allowing sequestration to be tinkered with.
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