Definition of Sequestration

1. Noun. The act of segregating or sequestering. "Sequestration of the jury"

Exact synonyms: Segregation
Generic synonyms: Separation
Antonyms: Integration
Derivative terms: Segregate, Segregate, Segregationist, Sequester

2. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Derivative terms: Sequester

3. Noun. A writ that authorizes the seizure of property.
Generic synonyms: Judicial Writ, Writ
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

4. Noun. Seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized.
Exact synonyms: Requisition
Generic synonyms: Appropriation
Derivative terms: Sequester

Definition of Sequestration

1. n. The act of separating, or setting aside, a thing in controversy from the possession of both the parties that contend for it, to be delivered to the one adjudged entitled to it. It may be voluntary or involuntary.

Definition of Sequestration

1. Noun. The process or act of sequestering. ¹

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Definition of Sequestration

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Medical Definition of Sequestration

1. 1. Formation of a sequestrum. 2. Loss of blood or of its fluid content into spaces within the body so that it is withdrawn from the circulating volume, resulting in haemodynamic impairment, hypovolaemia, hypotension, and reduced venous return to the heart. Origin: L. Sequestratio, fr. Sequestro, pp. -atus, to lay aside (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sequestration

sequestration (current term)
sequestration cyst
sequestration dermoid

Literary usage of Sequestration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1905)
"Under Code Practice sequestration cannot be resorted to except in proceedings of an equitable nature. A proceeding to suspend the right of a turnpike ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"When after a sequestration, merely for want of an answer, a decree pro confesso has been obtained; if such decree be, not for the payment of a certain sum ..."

3. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"—Where owing to a deficiency in the funds in a sequestration the ... Creditors—Liability for sequestration Expenses — Heritable Creditor — Sale of Heritage. ..."

4. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland: And by John Condie Stewart Sandeman (1905)
"sequestration — Award — Withdrawal of Petitioning Creditor and Bist of another ... The petitioners thereafter withdrew from the sequestration and another ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by John Leycester Adolphus, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1835)
"The case then stated an application made to the bishop by the assignees for a sequestration, and that he had refused to grant it till the validity of those ..."

6. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"In Vermont the writ of sequestration is merely an attachment by mesne ... It is called "sequestration." It might as well have been called something else. ..."

7. The Economic and Budget Outlook: Fiscal Years, 1999-2008 edited by Sherry Snyder (1998)
"Discretionary sequestration Report The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (the Deficit Control Act), as amended, sets limits on ..."

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