Definition of sequestrate in English:



  • another term for sequester
    • ‘The reason for this is simple-the union's funds would have been sequestrated.’
    • ‘The fear that during unofficial strikes the courts could sequestrate the unions' funds has made the bureaucracy shy away from using the kind of tactics required to win disputes.’
    • ‘It is preceded by a writ and operates by sequestrating all the real and personal property of the union or person subject to the order, and is cumulative to other methods of enforcing an order such as committal.’
    • ‘Eventually the bailiff was charged and his property sequestrated, the governor was removed and later arrested, and - fifteen years after the original dispute - compensation payment made by the estate to some of the peasants.’
    • ‘A legal attack was waged against the union, during which there were repeated efforts to sequestrate its assets.’
    • ‘An application by the corporation seeking to sequestrate the assets of the Union has already been adjourned until later this month.’
    • ‘This was crucially important, as when the funds of the union were sequestrated, the support groups were independent of the union and their funds could not be touched.’


Late Middle English (in the sense separate from general access): from late Latin sequestrat- given up for safekeeping from the verb sequestrare (see sequester).