sequester

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sequester set apart from others "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
    • v sequester keep away from others "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
    • v sequester undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion "The cations were sequestered"
    • v sequester take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority "The FBI seized the drugs","The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment","The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
    • v sequester requisition forcibly, as of enemy property "the estate was sequestered"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sequester (Law) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a mediator; an umpire or referee.
    • Sequester (Med) Same as Sequestrum.
    • Sequester Sequestration; separation.
    • Sequester To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc. "It was his tailor and his cook, his fine fashions and his French ragouts, which sequestered him."
    • Sequester To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively. "When men most sequester themselves from action.""A love and desire to sequester a man's self for a higher conversation."
    • Sequester (Law) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
    • Sequester (Law) To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate. "Formerly the goods of a defendant in chancery were, in the last resort, sequestered and detained to enforce the decrees of the court. And now the profits of a benefice are sequestered to pay the debts of ecclesiastics."
    • Sequester To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things. "I had wholly sequestered my civil affairss."
    • Sequester To withdraw; to retire. "To sequester out of the world into Atlantic and Utopian politics."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sequester To put aside; remove; separate from other things; seclude; withdraw.
    • sequester In law:
    • sequester To separate from the owner for a time; seize or take possession of, as the property and income of a debtor, until the claims of creditors be satisfied.
    • sequester To set aside from the power of either party, as a matter at issue, by order of a court of law. For use in Scots law, see sequestrate. See also sequestration. Hence To seize for any purpose; confiscate; take possession of; appropriate.
    • sequester To withdraw.
    • sequester In law, to renounce or decline, as a widow any concern with the estate of her husband.
    • n sequester The act of sequestering; sequestration; separation; seclusion.
    • n sequester In law, a person with whom two or more parties to a suit or controversy deposit the subject of controversy; a mediator or referee between two parties; an umpire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sequester sē-kwes′tėr to separate: to withdraw from society: to seclude: to set apart:
    • v.i Sequester to renounce any interest in the estate of a husband
    • n Sequester (Shak.) the act of sequestering: an umpire
    • v.t Sequester sē-kwes′tėr (law) to place anything contested into the hands of a third person till the dispute is settled: to hold the property of another till the profits pay the demands: to take possession of the estate of a bankrupt in order to distribute it among the creditors: to confiscate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. séquestrer, L. sequestrare, to give up for safe keeping, from sequester, a depositary or trustee in whose hands the thing contested was placed until the dispute was settled. Cf. Sequestrate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sequestrer—Low L. sequestrāre, -ātum—L. sequester, a depositary—sequi, to follow.

Usage

In literature:

Banjo's horse was not to be sequestered, nor his craving for companionship in that lonesome night suppressed.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
Away Caroline went, across some very sequestered fields and through some quite hidden lanes, to Fieldhead.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
All was attributed by me at the time to the advantages of my sequestered life.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
The malice of my foes has quite sequestered my resources.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Meanwhile, I trained, and practised quietly with the Manitou, in sequestered parts of the hills.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
This situation was so sequestered, and therefore so favourable to contemplation, that I could not avoid indulging myself.
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
In the North of Portugal there are many sequestered spots where the enchanted Moors and the wizards meet when it is full moon.
"Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes" by Charles Sellers and Others
Ordinarily they went ashore just before sunset, and the boys and girls had their dinner together in some sequestered place.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
He then conveys it to some sequestered spot and does not again return.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
But other sound there was none, and to this sweet sequestered spot came none to seek us.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

His mansion is a tranquil grot,
Form'd in the living stone:
My view of the sequester'd spot,
I owe to chance alone.
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
So liv'd in solitude, unseen,
This lovely, peerless maid;
So grac'd the wild sequester'd scene,
And blossom'd in the shade.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Fast by the streams he deign'd to praise,
In yon sequester'd grove,
To him a votive urn I raise,
To him, and friendly Love.
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
How, in the sweet sequester'd shade,
Where 's fair meand'ring flood
Pours its rich streams around the plains,
And gurgles near the favourite wood;
"Retired Hours" by Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper
Come, let us seek the woodland shade,
And leave this view of towns and towers:
Sweeter far the verdant mead,
And lonely dell's sequester'd bowers.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
Thus, thou, sequestered, simple spot!
Where dwelt a mighty one of yore,
Becomest a shrine, where pilgrims kneel,
From earth's remotest, every shore.
"Montpelier, Orange County, VA" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Alabama Plant Begins Capturing, Sequestering Carbon Dioxide .
Not all are convinced that 'sequester' would be so bad.
We can manage sequester, but tax hikes will cripple the middle class and small businesses.
Patrick (Reginald Pierre) is a painter who has sequestered himself in his studio since the death of his friend and mentor, Dr Miller (Ron Haglof), partly out of grief, partly because Patrick is suspected of killing Miller.
The sequester's defense cuts aren't that scary, in one graph .
As debate on the coming budget sequester rages on, the rhetoric is becoming more heated regarding just how bad this package of cuts — $1 trillion over the next decade, divided equally between defense and domestic spending — really is.
After sequestering himself in Vermont while.
What the heck is the sequester.
Follow Labor guidance on pre-sequester layoff notices.
The act of sequestering, as with a jury.
Contractors should not send pre-sequester layoff notices.
Obama 'not correct' on sequester .
What the heck is the sequester .
Sequester Cuts "Will Not Happen".
GOP plan to nix sequester moves forward.
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In science:

It might be interesting to notice that the sequestering of visible sector (Q) from the hidden one (Z ) is not exact in (4.13).
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
For k 6= 0, visible scalar masses also vanish in spite of the fact that the K¨ahler potential is no longer of a sequestered type.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
We have assumed for simplicity the sequestering of the visible and hidden sectors , but will come back to this point later on.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
The sequestering is generically not protected by some symmetry but rather may receive radiative corrections.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
Another simple way to cure the cosmological problem of sequestered K¨ahler potential with n = 3 moduli is to introduce additional universal masses to sfermions.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
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