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sequestrate

[si-kwes-treyt] /sɪˈkwɛs treɪt/
verb (used with object), sequestrated, sequestrating.
1.
Law.
  1. to sequester (property).
  2. to confiscate.
2.
to separate; seclude.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin sequestrātus (past participle of sequestrāre), equivalent to sequestr- (see sequester) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
sequestrator
[see-kwes-trey-ter, si-kwes-trey-] /ˈsi kwɛsˌtreɪ tər, sɪˈkwɛs treɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sequestrator

sequestrate

/sɪˈkwɛstreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(law) a variant of sequester (sense 3)
2.
(mainly Scots law)
  1. to place (the property of a bankrupt) in the hands of a trustee for the benefit of his creditors
  2. to render (a person) bankrupt
3.
(archaic) to seclude or separate
Derived Forms
sequestrator (ˈsiːkwɛsˌtreɪtə; sɪˈkwɛsˌtreɪtə) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin sequestrāre to sequester
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