sequestration


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se·ques·tra·tion

 (sē′kwĭ-strā′shən, sĕk′wĭ-)
n.
1. The act or process of sequestering: the sequestration of the jury.
2. Law
a. The sequestering of property.
b. The writ authorizing such sequestering.
c. The legal process by which such sequestering is accomplished.
3. Chemistry The inhibition or prevention of normal ion behavior by combination with added materials, especially the formation of coordination compounds or chelates of metallic ions.
4. The process of removing a chemical from the environment and sequestering it in an organic or physical structure.

sequestration

(ˌsiːkwɛˈstreɪʃən)
n
1. the act of sequestering or state of being sequestered
2. (Law) law the sequestering of property
3. (Chemistry) chem the effective removal of ions from a solution by coordination with another type of ion or molecule to form complexes that do not have the same chemical behaviour as the original ions. See also sequestrant

se•ques•tra•tion

(ˌsi kwɛsˈtreɪ ʃən, sɪ kwɛs-)

n.
1. an act or instance of sequestering.
2.
a. the sequestering of property.
b. confiscation or seizure.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sequestration - the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury"
separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
2.sequestration - the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
3.sequestration - a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.sequestration - seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
appropriation - a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"

sequestration

noun
1. The act or process of isolating:
2. The act of secluding or the state of being secluded:
Translations

sequestration

[ˌsiːkwesˈtreɪʃən] Nsecuestración f

sequestration

n (Jur) → Sequestration f; (in bankruptcy case also) → Zwangsverwaltung f

se·ques·tra·tion

n. secuestro, aislamiento.
1. acto de aislar;
2. formación de un sequestrum.
References in classic literature ?
The Courier has a conscience; and with a view to keeping it easy, insists that he shall be left in ignorance of that part of the plot which relates to the sequestration of my Lord.
"There's one thing, of course," I went on: "they mustn't, before she goes, see each other for three seconds." Then it came over me that, in spite of Flora's presumable sequestration from the instant of her return from the pool, it might already be too late.
At that time there was no rigid sequestration on the islands, and lepers, if they chose, were allowed to go free.
It is in vain I represent that, before the sequestration of emigrant property, I had remitted the imposts they had ceased to pay; that I had collected no rent; that I had had recourse to no process.
She had good reason to believe that some property of her husband in the West Indies, which had been for many years under a sort of sequestration for the payment of its own incumbrances, might be recoverable by proper measures; and this property, though not large, would be enough to make her comparatively rich.
Third, due process should be accorded the other shareholders (our laws require at least five owners in every corporation) and officers who had been prejudiced by the sequestration. If, for other reasons, the PCGG believes that these assets should be re-
He represented himself during a sequestration hearing at Hamilton Sheriff Court and asked for extra time to resolve the case.
Saudi Arabia's Sabic, a global leader in diversified chemicals, hosted the regional meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum for the Middle East and South Africa at the Sabic Academy in Riyadh on October 25 and 26.
(1) "Witness sequestration is designed to ensure fairness at trial by avoiding 'the coloring of a witness's testimony by that which he has heard from other witnesses who have preceded him on the stand.'" (2)
Bronchopulmonary sequestration is one of the rare thoracic congenital anomalies.
Selon des temoins, les affrontements font suite a une tentative de sequestration, vendredi dernier, d'une fillette de neuf ans par des ressortissants africains.