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se·ques·trate(sē′kwĭ-strāt′, sĕk′wĭ-, sĭ-kwĕs′trāt′)
tr.v. se·ques·trat·ed, se·ques·trat·ing, se·ques·trates
[Middle English sequestraten, from Latin sequestrāre, sequestrāt-, to give up for safekeeping; see sequester.]
1. (Law) law a variant of sequester3
2. (Law) chiefly Scots law
a. to place (the property of a bankrupt) in the hands of a trustee for the benefit of his creditors
b. to render (a person) bankrupt
3. archaic to seclude or separate
[C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester]
Past participle: sequestrated
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|Verb||1.||sequestrate - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"|
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
|2.||sequestrate - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"|