Meaning of sequester

se•ques•ter

Pronunciation: (si-kwes'tur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude.
  2. to remove or separate.
  3. to remove (property) temporarily from the possession of the owner; seize and hold, as the property and income of a debtor, until legal claims are satisfied.
  4. to requisition, hold, and control (enemy property).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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